London Fieldworks is the joint venture of artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, which rigorously explores the creative intersections between art, science and technology. In so doing their work is concerned with collapsing the perceived distinctions between art and science. Their latest project, Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven (2010), saw the construction of two sculptural installations in London; one in Duncan Terrace Gardens and the other in Cremorne Gardens. Drawing on the architectural facades of the surrounding buildings – Georgian town houses and 1960s social housing – this work reflects their interest in ecology, public space and form.
It’s exciting to see architectural sculptures literally embedded in nature to produce a work that is not merely visually appealing, but also engaging with the environment in a clever way. Spontaneous City was one facet of The Secret Garden Project, so London folk should keep their eyes peeled for more pop-up installations in green spaces and urban corners in the future.