Photographs by Lauren Healey and Tim Bird
Embedded Architecture is a site specific video projection made from a series of black and white pin-hole photographs of rural architectural details which appear embedded in their surroundings. This appearance of being embedded, of being part of their surroundings was sometimes this was because the buildings were old and weathered, in other cases this due to the growth of moss, lichen and weeds growing on window frames and around door ways.
The piece was presented as a looped DVD, projected against the old stone wall in the interior of the coal shed used as the dark room.
This work was originally made for Response: A Rural / Urban Conversation, an exchange project taking place between VARC (Visual Artists in Rural Communities) and NewBridge Project.