Territorial Gain, 2017
wood, fabric, steel
A new work for Hidden Door 2017, Territorial Gain reflects the ownership of ancillary spaces and the utilitarian architecture of banal infrastructure. In this rooftop setting, both artwork and viewer share notions of exposure, shelter, status and the movement of air.
Tim Sandys associates his work with societal and civic structures. Using actions and interventions, he carefully identifies points of strain, failure or tension within city experience and exploits them. The application of his working methods reflect ethnographic or qualitative research without proselytising or conclusion. This practice promotes an exercise in empathy in the face of impersonal civilian trappings. These actions and subsequent artefacts tackle the negated status of the individual functioning in a societal context. Using both empowering and provocative methods, this practice flirts simultaneously with deviance and empathy.