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Jessie Brennan 'A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Order Land)'


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Jessie Brennan

A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Order Land)


Archival Digital Print

42 x 54 cm unframed

Limited Edition of 50 signed and numbered by the artist

Originally commissioned by: The Foundling Museum

*Prints are unframed and dispatched rolled in postal tubes.

'A Fall of Ordinariness and Light' (2014), takes the form of a series of four graphite drawings responding to Robin Hood Gardens – the brutalist social housing estate designed by Alison and Peter Smithson in the late 1960s – that imagine its planned demolition. The Order Land is the first image in this series, based on a photograph of a section of the building that was printed and then crumpled. In the meticulously rendered image, the building appears to be in stages of increasing collapse. The four images are subtitled – ‘The Order Land’, ‘The Scheme’, ‘The Enabling Power’, and ‘The Justification’ – taken from the Compulsory Purchase Order issued by Tower Hamlets Council in 2013 when it acquired the land around Robin Hood Gardens.