The Fourteenth Seat
The Fourteenth Seat is an architectural intervention at Hestercombe Gardens which was designed and built in response to the original thirteen folly’s (known at Hestercombe as ‘seats’). This ‘Fourteenth Seat’ sought to fragment the view and reflect the canopy of the trees and the floor of the meadow, in doing so it subverts and fractures the pictorial plane.
The original thirteen seats borrowed forms and motif’s from our colonial past, The Fourteenth Seat emerges from the smoke and mirrors of social media taking the form of an inverted diamond emoji.
Enter the seat to experience a distorted view of the natural surroundings. The interior space is a camera obscurer and in stark contrast to the more traditional seats at Hestercombe this projected image allows people to experience the detail of the landscape rather than the big picture.
Visit I Like Everything at Hestercombe’s Rook Woods from September 2017 to July 2018