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Building Sight - Sailing - 14/15 December 1974

Submitted by root on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:41

The Idea.  Sailing is about imagination. Combine the unfinished building and figures sailing in a mesh of steel girders. Could they go through the walls and into space?

Sailing was Robin Riley's second contribution to Building Sight.  It was installed by Robin and his son Simon. The above is Robin's description of the installation.

How It Looked

Close up of figure and sail in black and whiteSailing in black and whiteTwo figures withsails in colour - figures are yellow Figures and sails viewed through the balcony wooden struts.

Saiing spread out across the site

As can be seen from the above photographs, Sailing was both a really successful exploration of the space and a really imaginative response to it.