Friday, 12 February 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Laneways by George - The Urban Barcode

Abercrombie Lane is transformed from a place of movement and passage to a place of stasis and conversation about the City. The existing street conditions are extended into the laneway as painted shadows to the entrance of the lane on George Street and at Pitt Street.

Part way along Abercrombie Lane, suspended white fluorescent tubes represent the bar code to Jan Gehl's book 'Life Between Buildings'. Beneath this suspended code lies another bar code painted in black - 'Two or Three Things I Know About Her', by Jean-Luc Godard.

The two codes frame a space of dialogue on the City and create the opportunity for one to engage with it. Alongside graphic and sculptural installations, Abercrombie Lane is home to a pocked sized open air cinema, screening films that promote dialogue about the nature of our cities.

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J Bar said...

That's excellent, Ann. I visited this one but couldn't figure out a way to photograph it. I never thought about photographing the fluorescent tubes looking up towards the sky. Great work.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

It actually looks like a bar-code. Shooting upwards is inspired!