Lawley absorbs her environment’s physical terms, creating site-specific architectural constructions masquerading as photographic collages. Investigating how fragmented spaces can generate experiences of disassociation, anxiety and isolation; Lawley denies the viewer to fully orientate themselves in a specific time or place.
installation, 2015 (currently exhibited in the museum)
Lawley’s site-specific construction of four seemingly homogenous columns suspended in quiet unity occupy the central space of the attic of the Museum. Challenging preconceived expectations of architecture and its relationship with the visitor, the piece confronts the notion of the foundation by securing the structures from the space’s existing rafters. Moments of ambiguity present themselves as the columns disrupt existing spatial rhythms, whilst presenting new possibilities for navigation.