Catherine Griffiths – A-E-I-O-U #5

December 28th, 2017

Collidescape is the fifth installation work in an ongoing improvisation with the vowels A-E-I-O-U designed by Catherine Griffiths. The serial works explore material, spatial, cultural and contextual terms; the abstract construction of the letter shapes (line, curve, circle); and the speech sounds that these elicit. This composition, in white ceramic ink, applied digitally to a seven metre high grid of glazing at the entrance of Te Kei, a new building designed by Athfield Architects for Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, which opened in 2017. Typefaces from MuirMcNeil (TwoPoint and Panopticon), the computer’s default dash and slash lines, and danger tape pattern, make reference to other works in the series. The underlying (and invisible) grid system is marked out in TwoPoint.

Studio Catherine Griffiths
Athfield Architects