Wirral Met College
BA Fine Art
Les is interested in the brutalist architecture of modular high-rise social housing structures of the 1960’s. Using scale, and architectural materials, he attempts to invoke the sounds and the sights experienced from living in social housing tower blocks of the early 1960’s. The work within this exhibition endeavours to retrieve the often-exaggerated memories of his family’s experiences of that period.
The work comprises three works that capture , ‘What we see from our flat 43 ’, ‘the views of the every day’, and ‘what we heard’ – capturing the sounds of everyday life and finally the brutality and scale of the architecture endured by residents , leading to a performance of the final demise of the towers.