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A light is shone on engineer/entrepreneur Himmelheber, and his rather ill-fated contribution toward the fledgling environmental movement- namely chipboard.

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‘Strange Glow’ is primarily an exercise in compacting disparate sources – a play on the associative and nonsensical. As assemblage, these pieces feature backdrops of architectural reproduction, super-imposed with seemingly random objects and extracts from the news.

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Beckett takes a rich yet little-known African Modernist tradition as a point of departure for his work Negative Space: A Scenario Generator for Clandestine Building in Africa (2015). It consists of an automated storage and retrieval machine (such as those used in warehouses and pharmacies), reconfigured to arrange wooden building blocks to create portraits of […]

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‘Palace Ruin’ is a reconstruction of a fragment of the former Paleis voor Volksvlijt, Amsterdam’s own Crystal Palace. Having gone up in flames in 1929, an archival photo shows a flank of the building amid a haze of smoke and debris, just after attempts to douse the fire. Beckett recreates this moment in the form […]

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A common shovel used for digging holes or the moving of earth is run across the street surface outside each of the buildings present, 6 in total. When possible the spade is pushed face down and driven in front of the person, held hard against the street so-as to grind the surface. When this prohibits […]