In the installation Public Protection, Private Collection, Felicity Hammond examines the industrial landscape and its relationship with luxury, a form of utopian consumerism endemic to the urban context. She plays on representation and visibility; she contrasts up-scale architectural propositions with the wastage required for the construction of such luxurious sites. Using a formal language with dystopian overtones, she proposes a visual and spatial translation of the alienation provoked by the urban fabric. The work’s various elements—construction materials, industrial objects, refined products, prints on PVC, re-engineered vinyl—create a structure that anticipates, even materializes, its ruin and that, all the more immense, of a capitalist world.
Public Protection, Private Collection (2016)