In the middle of a housing crisis, the new local developments churn out ‘luxury flats’ that locals can’t afford. Often sold off-plan abroad, many are bought as assets to appreciate in value and are left empty.
In the multiple and overlapping ghost towers, only a few people are at home, the yellow glow in their windows signifying their occupation. Endless construction continues around them. Who is building the homes that we need and can afford?
'Ghost Towers: A Vehicle Of Capital Appreciation', 2020. Cyanotype prints on cotton, felted merino wool. 79cm x 75cm.
'Ghost Towers: A Vehicle Of Capital Appreciation (Detail 1)', 2021. Print on recycled paper. 60 x 40 inches. Limited Edition of 10 available exclusively via Studio 73 here.
Left: 'Home, Affordable Home (Blueprint)'
2021. Cyanotype print on cotton.
Walnut frame, artglass, float mount.
280 x 342mm
'Fridges, Tumble Driers,
Freezers, Washing Machines',
2020. Cyanotype print on cotton and merino wool.
8.5 x 11 inches.