TERRACE provides a raked viewing platform for performances and films in the festival. Located in a former car showroom, the space has a subtle curve and the platform reflects this shape. The form of the structure has echoes of a Greek Ampitheatre, with classical public architecture a common theme that crops up frequently in artist Alan Bond’s work. The pre-used plywood has a patina which looks aged and perhaps reinforces this association. Seating is created making rectilinear gaps in the surface. It appears that something is missing from the form, but these box like holes give a visual depth to the object and physically strengthen and stiffen the whole structure.
Of the project, Alan says:
It is interesting how themes develop in your work without planning. The last three large structures I have built all facilitate the viewing of other artists’ work. In 2014 I constructed ‘KINO’, a cinema for showing artist videos at the SSA annual Exhibition. In 2015, for the exhibition ‘Empire’, I built ‘JETTY’ which provided extra exhibition space and access for visitors, over a broken and unsafe floor in the former rope factory at Wall Projects, Montrose. This year I am making TERRACE for the hub space at Cupar Arts Festival.’