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Anne Hardy, TWIN FIELDS (detail), 2015, timber, light, cinder blocks, cast concrete, carpet, fan, chain, rebar, air, rubber, audio (7 minutes 24 seconds), dimensions variable. Photo: Anne Hardy.

Anne Hardy

The Common Guild

Anne Hardy, TWIN FIELDS (detail), 2015, timber, light, cinder blocks, cast concrete, carpet, fan, chain, rebar, air, rubber, audio (7 minutes 24 seconds), dimensions variable. Photo: Anne Hardy.

Two site-specific structures in two near-identical rooms: Anne Hardy’s TWIN FIELDS, 2015, shared a similar architectural starting point, but the outcomes could hardly have been more different. Drawing on the dimensions of the Common Guild’s domestic-scale galleries—ground-floor and second-floor front rooms of a converted Victorian town house—Hardy designed and assembled a contrasting pair of voluminous, made-to-measure constructions. These bulky, rickety forms—fashioned from basic builder’s materials such as timber beams, plasterboard, and concrete blocks—were unlikely furnishings, clashing dramatically with the restrained period elegance of the galleries.

The addition of these rough-and-ready materials temporarily transformed the rooms into curious, quasi-theatrical sets. For followers of Hardy’s work, such elaborate scene-building will be broadly familiar.

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