Deconstruction / past / The Crossing / 04.13 Christchurch

Deconstruction 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(Installation view) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(During installation) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

(During installation) 2013

22m x 8.2m x 4.3m
Digital print on adhesive vinyl on elevated walkway structure
Cnr Colombo St & Cashel Mall, Christchurch, NZ

Info

A large-scale digital print installation on the elevated walkway spanning between the active Ballantyne's building and the red-zone The Crossing building. When standing at a particular vantage point on Colombo St the artwork visually deletes the walkway, while from other locations the viewer can distort their interpretation of the work as they move around the structure. The sky covering the structure references changing aesthetic of the CBD as the last of the damaged buildings are removed. The block of blue also acts a visual disconnect between the humming operations of the ReStart/Ballantyne's precinct and the silence of the red-zone awaiting rejuvenation.