Ticket Cylinder was a 5’2” Cylinder made from used train tickets. Created at the Bethnal Green library London E2.
Ticket Cylinder evolved out of wanting to make something about impermanence. I deliberately chose a labour intensive project to create a very simple shape. On reaching the proposed height the Cylinder was knocked down and left in its fallen position for a short time before removed. This piece being constantly in flux was only complete once it is no more.
The Cylinder was created from the inside out, the outside reflecting the inside, but quite different. The wall of the Cylinder mapping the making, which I see as a sort of Richter scale; a scale of what can not be seen, yet housing all the thoughts and experiences encountered along the way. Set in direct opposition to its surroundings, the Bethnal Green Library, the Cylinder is a continual wall of thoughts with no words.
The tickets have been stored and I am looking for other venues to have the Ticket Cylinder built, please contact Foster if interested.
Short film of the Ticket Shelves filling up prior to the build