Meg, University of British Columbia, 2014

 

Buildering describes the act of climbing the outside of buildings, or more generally any architecture not designed specifically for climbing. The term combines the word building with the climbing term bouldering — bouldering being low-level climbing without ropes, often focusing on shorter, harder routes free from equipment.

 

Photographer, urbanist, and builderer and Andy Day has created a limited edition print series, especially for Edgework, of photographs he took of climbers at University British Columbia in 2014.

 

Andy Day comments: ‘Practitioners of buildering deliberately misinterpret architecture, finding new uses for both public and private space. The built environment presents opportunities and climbers bring investments of meaning to aspects of the city. A playful recoding is achieved; imagined futures are enacted and recorded, and the praxis produces a fresh set of urban features. For a brief moment, a ledge becomes a crimp, a protruding brick becomes a sidepull, a drainpipe becomes a layback. Routes otherwise unknown and unseen come temporarily into existence. There is a unique appreciation of mundane features with the geometries and textures suddenly containing potential for adventure and embodied encounters. These physical interventions radically insert the body into the urban landscape, bringing alternative meanings to the city, and making it a site for autotelic experimentation and earnest play.’

 

Meg, University of British Columbia is part of a series of works including Ard, University of British Columbia I, Ard, University of British Columbia II and Grant, University of British Columbia I

 

Digital archival print on Hahnemühle Pearl (285gsm)

Paper size: 40.6 x 30.5cms

Print size: 35.5 x 23.5 cms

Edition of 12

Signed and numbered by the artist

 

£100 unframed

Andy Day | Meg, University of British Columbia

£100.00Price

Digital archival print on Hahnemühle Pearl (285gsm)

Paper size: 40.6 x 30.5cms

Print size: 35.5 x 23.5 cms

Edition of 12

Signed and numbered by the artist

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