Corners: 1 Book of 5, #4

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CO R N E R S 1 BOOK OF 5


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P OT T E D CO R N ER

The simple act of highlighting a corner with plantings presents an admirer with a visual gift from a sheltered position in a front yard. The corner provides an out of the way place, a shelter from circulatory routes and potential damage. The corner through offering a refuge for everyday objects such as garden pots, creates the possibility of kindness to occur with in the city.




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LU N C H CO R N ER

A neatly placed ensemble of lunch packaging in a sheltered window recess, records the remnants of past inhabitation. A recess to the footpath creates a moment of solitude for the inhabitant to enjoy a moment of rest or indulgence. Selflessly the corner offers itself up as an act of kindness to the admirer.


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S ERV I C E P ROT E C TOR ATES

The recesses of a street faรงade to ornately house the external service points of a dwelling present the admirer with an ensemble of sheltered protectorates. The protectorates kindly shelter the points from possible harm of passing traffic. The service points are conceived as an offering from the inside to the outside, a gift to the street and to the admirer who cares to notice.




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CO R N E R S TO RE

An unwanted washing machine is sent to the corner. Its size and bulkiness requires refuge whilst its fate is being decided. The corner through an act of kindness shelters the washing machine, its provides the washing machine with a solitary place to contemplate it future. Whilst not totally concealing the washing machine, the corner offers up the washing machine to passerby as a possible gift.




This booklet forms part of the work ‘Corners’ produced for the exhibition Shelter: On Kindness at RMIT Gallery, September 2009 as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival NMBW Architecture Studio Marika Neustupny + Nigel Bertram With students from RMIT Architecture Program, this booklet by Mike Sharp Produced by Chase & Galley © Melbourne 2009


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