Dean Blunt’s solo exhibition at Cubitt Gallery used formal signifiers of redevelopment and metropolitan security systems designed to repel passersby at close proximity.
Visitors to the gallery triggered an alarm system known as the mosquito, a contraption designed to disperse teenagers by emitting a single sine tone at a constant pitch and amplitude level that is impossible to bear for any length of time. Half of the gallery was sealed off by a high wall of timber hoarding, significantly reducing the size of the space and enclosing visitors in the alarm system’s optimum range.
28 January – 28 February, 2016
Curated by Morgan Quaintance