Scattered Sphere, L'Hospitale de Llobregat

Augmented Reality by Toni Crabb
(Sculpture: ISU Sphere by Brandon Zebold)

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Based on photographic images of ISU Sphere, I made cutouts of the empty spaces in the piece and displaced them to chosen places in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain. This area is said to be the most densely populated in Europe and I moved here recently, forced by rising rentals. It is also a focus of urban speculation, with green areas giving way to heavy-handed architectural projects. The piece/action is my response to this environment and also to what I percieved to be an affectionate attitude in ISU Sphere towards its surroundings. I found, in cutting the cardboard shapes, that my movements must be echoing the artist's as he cut the steel piece, so there seemed to be another kind of transference from one space to another in that. 

Card image cap Photo: Frank Teubner
Born in 1970 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and having been through different migrations, Toni now lives near Barcelona, Spain. She has worked in different media, with an expanded notion of drawing at the core of her practice, and has been a member of Corpologia, Ocells al Cap and Wild Swans performance collectives. Her work sensitively explores landscape, embodied experience, sexual difference and narratives of the unspeakable. Her methods and practice tend to allow for a strong relational component. In recent projects she has been exploring collage as a medium for the continued exploration of relational space and reparation.

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