SKIP Gallery concept was created by artists and professional creatives Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker, whose idea was to create artistic interventions in unexpected places, utilising a specially modified skip.
In a parking space in East London, Richard Woods will open the (strictly metaphorical) doors to Upgrade – a month-long site-specic installation that engages with its
immediate setting and surrounding neighbourhood to explore issues of housing and urban regeneration.
Like Wood’s contribution to the 2017 Folkestone Triennial, Holiday Home (which saw six cartoonishly colourful bungalows appear in unlikely places around the harbour town), Upgrade uses the form of a graphic three-dimensional caricature of a house to bring a fresh perspective to its urban location.
This time, however, the house acquires further meaning by being framed by the walls of the skip in which it sits – perhaps representing the elements of a home that are discarded or abandoned in the process of renovation, regeneration and upgrading. With Upgrade, the gallery becomes part of the artwork.