Cavity

Boeing 777 Wheel-Well. Photo: Richard Beard, 2018. Cavity Nick Ferguson Cavity is a proposal for an artwork that explores the aircraft wheel-bay as a non-human element in an ecology of contestation in Heathrow airspace. It is informed by resurgent materialist philosophies, architectural techniques, scholarship in sociology, spatial theory and primary research conducted in the Heathrow neighbourhood. ... Continue Reading

Air Matters

Air Matters: Learning from Heathrow The air is partitioned, apportioned, and legislated like any other part of the environment. At Europe’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, state-sanctioned global formations collide with quotidian suburban life, rendering the air a site of significant contestation. For some, it is a hypermodern space of networks, flow, and transit where routines ... Continue Reading

Dwelling as Resistance

Treehouses, Sipson, Heathrow. Photo: Nick Ferguson, 2017 Tents under glasshouse. Sipson, Heathrow. Photo: Nick Ferguson 2017 Caravan with lookout terrace, Sipson, Heathrow. Photo: Nick Ferguson, 2017 Waste-house with geodesic dome, Sipson, Heathrow. Photo: Nick Ferguson Lookout platform with box lashing; walk lines, Sipson, Heathrow. Photo: Nick Ferguson Lawn mowing on roof of waste-house, Sipson, Heathrow. ... Continue Reading

The Monuments of Kings Cross

Nick Ferguson. 2016. The Monuments of Kings Cross. Map. Nick Ferguson. 2016. Tower Monument Nick Ferguson. 2016. Historical Ruin Nick Ferguson. 2016. Gasometer Monument Nick Ferguson, 2016. Pond Monument Nick Ferguson. 2016. Arches Monument The Monuments of Kings Cross: a visit to the new ruins of London When in 1967 the American land artist Robert ... Continue Reading

Futuro Estate. 2016

Futuro Estate Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation View. Photo: Adrian Lee Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation View. Photo: Nick Ferguson Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation View. Photo: Nick Ferguson. Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation View. Photo: Nick Ferguson Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation View. Nick Ferguson. Futuro Estate. 2015. Installation ... Continue Reading

The View from the Road

The View From the Road   'Driving encourages a nonchalant way of looking.' (Mitchell Schwarzer, 2004: 72) Overview The View from the Road is an artistic research project (ongoing) on how landscape is experienced when travelling by car. The road is taken as a distinct vantage point from which to dissect two primary categories of social and ... Continue Reading

Speedscaping. Exhibit #1. Information Panel

Now there is nothing gives a man such spirits, / Leavening his body as cayenne doth a curry, /As going at full speed. [...] For the less cause there is for all this flurry, / The greater is the pleasure in arriving / At the great end of travel - which is driving.   Lord ... Continue Reading

Speedscaping. Exhibit # 1: Diorama. 2014

Speedscaping. Proposal for a public artwork: exhibit #2: Diorama Model.   Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama Model. 1.6m x 1.2m x 1.3m Mixed Media. 2014. Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama Model. Mixed Media. 2014.. Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama Model. Mixed Media. 2014. Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama Model. Mixed Media. 2014. Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama Model. Mixed Media. 2014. Nick Ferguson. Speedscaping. Diorama ... Continue Reading

Speedscaping. 2014. Exhibit # 2. Fragment.

Speedscaping: Exhibit # 3. Projection diagram, anamorphically adjusted photograph and billboard fragment (actual size). Displayed on this page are (1.) A projection diagram showing distortions that take place when the landscape backdrop is transferred onto the  'screen' of the trailer side.  (2.) An anamorphically adjusted photograph of the view that would be printed onto the ... Continue Reading

Speedscaping. Exhibit 3: Digital Drivethrough. 2014

Speedscaping. Exhibit #6: Digital drivethrough This page displays exhibit 6 for the Speedscaping proposal: it consists of a video that simulates the experience of driving past the hoarding; a still frame print showing the moment of 'trompe l'oeil'; an installation view of the work. Speedscaping. Digital Drivethrough. Digital print from video. Nick Ferguson 2014 Speedscaping.  ... Continue Reading