“Tessa Lynch has collaborated closely with landscape architects Harrison Stevens to develop communal seating areas throughout Collective, where visitors are invited to congregate and reflect. Tessa works predominantly with sculpture and performance, often exploring the emotional impact and commanding power of the built environment. In her initial research for Turns, Tessa made orbital walks around Calton Hill investigating and discussing grassroots arts activities. The resulting seating is inspired by 1970’s concrete play sculptures of Craigmillar and the bottom-up politics of the local Festival Society that initiated them. The forms also evoke the shape of a camera lens changing shape, linking to the filmic nature of the site.”
Turns are permanently installed at Collective, Old City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.
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