The art installation BUILDING SITE questions the changing ownership of public space in London and invites the public to reflect on the consequences that urbanisation causes to local communities and natural ecosystems. The artwork occupies a significant piece of public land to create a new 'building site' - a signature mark for London in transition.
The installation is inspired by London's identity and has a strong poetic narrative deriving from Lithuanian culture that tightly links human existence to the one of nature. Fenced off with construction site hoarding, the BUILDING SITE changes the way people normally move and perceive the Carter Lane Gardens. Meanwhile, it offers a mysterious infinite forest-like experience for those who claim their right to open the doors and enter.
During the London Festival of Architecture, the BUILDING SITE will function as an intimate event space for hosting poetry readings and music performances. During these events, the visitors will have the chance to explore the diversity and uniqueness of cultures that flourish in the capital. Moreover, it will join the celebration of the centenary of Restored Lithuania by inviting Lithuanian expat artists.