Green Street

img_0132Green Street (installation view) at Interplay, Changing Spaces, Cambridge.

This joint exhibition took place in a vacant medieval building on Green Street in Cambridge. In it, an internal corridor that was once an external passage way, now leading nowhere, was turfed.

It is said that, during the time of the plague, this street was badly affected and so it was decided that the houses on both sides of the street were to be boarded up to contain the spread of the outbreak. When the boards were finally removed, grass had grown thick and long behind them all, and from that day the street became known as Green Street.

This work was a response to the site and it’s wider context. Contrary to the signs that appear throughout the university colleges, asking visitors to “keep off the grass”, here viewers were specifically invited to walk on it.