Fabien Cappello & Rachel Davies: Streetscape

Stanley Picker Fellowship Commission

2015

Streetscape is an audio-visual collaboration between filmmaker Rachel Davies and designer Fabien Cappello to accompany Cappello’s Stanley Picker Fellowship exhibition at the Gallery from 23 April – 13 June 2015.

Streetscape  seeks to explore how public furniture inhabits and relates to its surroundings. Taking into consideration the provenance, uses and contexts of existing London street furniture, Cappello has created a series of prototypes that are currently on exhibition in the Stanley Picker Gallery and in use around Kingston town centre.

In a series of long takes, filmmaker Rachel Davies creates a narrative that take a subtly hyper-real approach that places Cappello’s public furniture prototypes in an urban context that could be read as one of many towns around Britain. The soundtrack moves in and out of focus to highlight birdsong, a bike bell and a rollerblader amongst the steady hum of traffic.