|Locations around Cape Town
As I started to travel more widely, I saw this same tiling style in other towns and cities in South Africa. Then I saw it in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the way to Australia for Next Wave - and in Melbourne, Sydney, and when I moved to Ireland, in Dublin, and in small towns all over the country. It's in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and villages across Scotland. It's in London. I've seen it in photos taken in China.
What I want now is to collect documentation of this tiling pattern from around the world, and use the photographs to make an artwork. Rather than attempting to collect this information myself, I'd like to have other people find this feature where they are, and send in images of it to me. In this way a network of people around the world will add another 'Life'-like pattern to the production of the work, and the patterns revealed, or constructed, will span the globe.
I'm interested in the idea of taking one phenomenon and tracking it, to see what it reveals around it - and I'm also attracted to the idea of creating a obsessive compendium of one formal category. I like the work of photographers like Bernd and Hilla Becher, who created a 'typology' of industrial buildings, tracking similar architectural forms around the world.