World Capital World Capital

by 
Felicity Hammond

Limited edition of 10
Incl. signed and numbered certificate
€950
Year 2019
Size 90 × 55 [cm]
Paper Type Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper - Maxima
Print Type C-print
Year 2019
Size 90 × 55 [cm]
Pages Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper - Maxima
ISBN C-print

About the artist

The role of architectural renderings in globalising our cities is a theme that has run through Felicity Hammond’s work for some time. In World Capital, Hammond draws attention to the uninhabitable nature of these computer-generated advertisements and, by extension, the developments they foreshadow.

“Rather than distinguishing one site or one development, World Capital assembles multiple places at once - both real and imagined, producing a global image of the contemporary city, erasing any distinct locational anchor.”
Felicity Hammond

“The battle between the powerful, speculative image and the city from which it grows are at the forefront of our urban encounters.”
Felicity Hammond

Studio images courtesy of artist

Felicity Hammond

London, UK

The work of Felicity Hammond (b. 1988, England) is concerned with the rapidly changing urban landscape of her hometown, London. Photography, sculpture and installation are all tools with which the city is reimagined by the artist, who prints her images on an inventive array of materials, such as acrylic, rubber, wood and concrete. Particular attention is paid to the tension between the city’s industrial past and its continuous redevelopment, which Hammond explores by digitally manipulating photographs, which mimic and subvert those used in advertisements by luxury housing developers. Her most recent work considers the influence of digital technology on the global image of the city, whilst reflecting on the local history of London City Island.

About the artist

The role of architectural renderings in globalising our cities is a theme that has run through Felicity Hammond’s work for some time. In World Capital, Hammond draws attention to the uninhabitable nature of these computer-generated advertisements and, by extension, the developments they foreshadow.

“Rather than distinguishing one site or one development, World Capital assembles multiple places at once - both real and imagined, producing a global image of the contemporary city, erasing any distinct locational anchor.”
Felicity Hammond

“The battle between the powerful, speculative image and the city from which it grows are at the forefront of our urban encounters.”
Felicity Hammond

Studio images courtesy of artist

Felicity Hammond

London, UK

The work of Felicity Hammond (b. 1988, England) is concerned with the rapidly changing urban landscape of her hometown, London. Photography, sculpture and installation are all tools with which the city is reimagined by the artist, who prints her images on an inventive array of materials, such as acrylic, rubber, wood and concrete. Particular attention is paid to the tension between the city’s industrial past and its continuous redevelopment, which Hammond explores by digitally manipulating photographs, which mimic and subvert those used in advertisements by luxury housing developers. Her most recent work considers the influence of digital technology on the global image of the city, whilst reflecting on the local history of London City Island.

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