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The fifth in a series of eight-week displays exploring The Public World of the Private Space has been undertaken by the collaborative group Simparch. The group, maintained by Matt Lynch and Steven Badgett, create large-scale interactive artworks which examine building practices and the concept of site specificity.
The ethos that art should act as a framework for social interaction is central to their work. Previous projects include Freebasin, an installation which comprised a fully functioning wooden bowl designed for skateboarding. This work could be seen as a large sculpture as well as being a forum for encouraging social interaction between the skateboarders and those observing them.
At Tate Modern, Simparch have designed and built a new structure that exists within, and yet tests the physical limits of, the Untitled gallery space.
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Simparch (Steven Badgett / Matt Lynch)