Out of Character: A Project by Studio MUTT
12 September – 18 November 2018
In 1812, John Soane wrote Crude Hints towards an History of my House, a strange and perplexing text in which he imagined his home as a ruin centuries in the future, inspected by visitors who speculate on its origins and function. In particular Soane suggested that visitors might infer the museum to have been inhabited by four characters: a Lawyer, a Monk, a Magician and an Architect.
Over 200 years later, in a project I commissioned for London Design Festival, these characters have been brought to life by MUTT as architectural compositions of ornament, colour and form. The four characters have then been installed as ‘inhabitants’ in different locations in the Museum, communicating in different ways with the spaces they inhabit. Read more