We have constructed two identical structures for Dutch artist Krijn de Koning‘s ‘Dwelling’. One is installed in the courtyard of Turner Contemporary as part of their ‘Summer of Colour’ series of exhibits.
The second structure features the same layout on display at the gallery but is fitted into a cave at Folkestone Leas. This is part of the Folkestone Triennial Art show. Both structures are open to the public until November 2nd.
The pieces are both titled ‘Dwelling’ and they resemble multi-coloured mazes which intersect the containing spaces of the courtyard and cave respectively. Ideal for exploring, clambering on and jumping out to go ‘Boo!’ We recommend a visit!
We had considerable input from artist Krijn de Koning, including a scale model of the courtyard structure. From this we were able to plot the walls and build them all during 3 weeks in July.
Despite having the same appearance externally the pieces differ considerably in terms of construction. Fitting the construction to the cave walls was a particularly intense challenge but we were pleased with the results.
You can see more photos of the Dwelling construction and installation process on the Moosejaw Woodworks Facebook page and learn more in the video below.
If you get a chance to visit either the installation at the Turner Contemporary or Folkestone Leas, we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments!