Ella Grieves

Non-Places

This installation comes together to present the notion of Non-Places; a newly coined phrase by French anthropologist Marc Augé to refer to anthropological spaces of transience where persons remain anonymous and that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as “places”. Non-Places exist in the cold, gloomy space of big housing schemes, industrial zones and supermarkets, and alongside the motorways that exist purely to take us to destinations of interest. This non-place invasion results in a profound alteration of awareness: something we perceive, but only in a fractional and disjointed manner. Through my practice I am de-framing what we typically choose to view through the presentation of various non-place architecture, ultimately altering their purpose and giving them significance by placing them within the gallery space.