Claudia Pilsl

Victoria Baths Manchester

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‘Layers 1 – 7’, Victoria Baths, 2004

The artist attempted to subtly reveal the complex and many folded ways how one can relate to the Victoria Baths by focusing on the current state of the building. The photographs titled ‘Layers 1 – 7’ record the many layers of traces of past and present uses and the make shift structures which have appeared, partly for a specific purpose, partly because of the increasingly derelict state of the building. The placement of the photographs in their site specific context is an attempt to intensify the tension between the here and now and the there and then.

‘Layers 1 – 7’ was shown as part of the commissioned group exhibition ‘For the Time Being: A Promise of Progress.

Another piece by the artist in this show is ‘Six Feet Deep’. See VIDEO