12x5x4m and 5x4x9m
Installed Olympic Park, London, 2013
Two permanent works installed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Inspired by caves and shelters, the sculptures sit like urban relics in a newly landscaped northerly section of the park. They are formed from simple leaning arrangements of large pre-cast concrete slabs, creating rudimentary, cave like shelter within their geometric forms. Half buried in the ground, they appear to be part archaeological find, and part ruin from the future. The dark concrete surface of the structures bear the marks of the burnt timber shuttering used to form them.
A film by emerging young film-makers in East London about a major piece of art work for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Inspired by caves and shelters, the sculptures sit like urban relics in a newly landscaped northerly section of the park.
Directed by 19 year old Muzzammil Hashmi, the film crew comprises young filmmakers from East London working alongside the Eelyn Lee Productions team. The film was commissioned by A New Direction for London Legacy Development Corporation.
The filmmakers were given exclusive access to film Ivan Morison preparing the burnt casts at a timber yard in Sussex; to Byrne's Brothers yard in Beckton where the forms were cast and to the Orbit and the Olympic Park itself.