Lines of Flight, 2014

Traditionally, architecture is used to control the movement of people through space. Within a more corporate environment, designs with greater aesthetic flourishes are frequently employed to display power and status. Such designs can include the likes of slanted walls, undulated sculptures or simply polished ledges. However, as such obstacles are built to meet the standards of one community, a culture from the other end of the spectrum is quickly drawn. Skateboarders engage with their practice by applying their creativity to a range of terrains. Textured walls can be surfed like steep waves and benches can be adjusted to grind and slide via the diffusion of candle wax. In light of this, such locations often develop popularity within this culture and become the site of considerable friction between skateboarders and its occupiers. Lines of Flight concentrates on this conflict of reterritorialisation and studies the various skated surfaces found within the urban landscape of London. 

Archival Pigment Prints on Dibond, 84.1 x 149.5 cm

Lines of Flight, 2014

Traditionally, architecture is used to control the movement of people through space. Within a more corporate environment, designs with greater aesthetic flourishes are frequently employed to display power and status. Such designs can include the likes of slanted walls, undulated sculptures or simply polished ledges. However, as such obstacles are built to meet the standards of one community, a culture from the other end of the spectrum is quickly drawn. Skateboarders engage with their practice by applying their creativity to a range of terrains. Textured walls can be surfed like steep waves and benches can be adjusted to grind and slide via the diffusion of candle wax. In light of this, such locations often develop popularity within this culture and become the site of considerable friction between skateboarders and its occupiers. Lines of Flight concentrates on this conflict of reterritorialisation and studies the various skated surfaces found within the urban landscape of London. 

Archival Pigment Prints on Dibond, 84.1 x 149.5 cm