Inversion / Reflection: Keith
In the first story to be derived from the long-term project Inversion / Reflection: Turning Balfron Tower Inside Out, we are presented with a time-based narrative visually depicting the experience of one long-term resident of Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist icon Balfron Tower, over the course of a year.
Resident for fifteen years, Keith’s life has been directly impacted by the impending regeneration and attempted culture-led gentrification of Balfron Tower.
Gradually relocated throughout the borough, and further afield, the towers residents have been ‘decanted’ to make way for the restoration and subsequent private development of this grade 2* listed brutalist monolith.
Inversion/Reflection: Keith investigates the impact of gentrification upon a single individual and explores the personal relationship of this resident to his environment and vice-versa.
Installation photos from Cities Methodologies 2014.
UCL Slade Research Centre, University College London.
April – May 2014.