Matilda Steadman

Units, 2020, PLA filament, 30 x 3D printed cubes, 22cm x 22cm each

Image description: The work shows a collection of minimalist structures, identical units. Placed in an environment where one can move through the created space.

The work primarily concerns the idea of space and structure. Using points of scale and proportion to initiate a bodily relationship, interrogating internal and external boundaries. The idea of occupancy is introduced and further heightened through the architectural nature of the structures. Drawing parallels to architectural scapes to pull into question the structures and relationships within urban environments. The mass accumulation of units also alludes to industrialised production and loss of identity through replication. The use of Industrial materials such as plastics and automated processes aids the central relationship to modernised design. The defining concept being the relationship between the work, body, and wider environmental systems.