dominic wilcox: waiting room
dominic wilcox: waiting room
may 17, 2011

dominic wilcox: waiting room

entering the ‘waiting room’

located within the st. philips building on sheffield street, london, is ‘waiting room’ an installation by dominic wilcox who was asked to create something within the old structure, referencing its history in some means, before its imminent demolition.

st. philips building began its life in 1903 as a workhouse infirmary for the poor before transforming into a hospital for women, that was later bought by the london school of economics.

wilcox decided to transform an abandoned office: ‘I was shown around the building, all rooms were empty apart from one remaining locked office that was abandoned with all its contents intact. I thought that it was as if the room was waiting to die and I thought to ease its transition from this world. my thought for the office was to leave it intact but to remove the color from every aspect in the room (via white paint) thereby taking a layer of reality and connection to our world as it moves closer to its imminent death.’

dominic wilcox: waiting room wilcox extracted all the color from the abandoned office painting all aspects of it with white paint

dominic wilcox: waiting room

dominic wilcox: waiting room abandoned desktop accessories

dominic wilcox: waiting room exterior of st. philips building that is set for demolition

  • because of the way dirt likes to collect in corners, I suggest a cool bench attached where the ground meets the building. Which inside it will continuously running water below street level. Letting trash and thing flow when it rains into the canal and all be caught in a well located trash collector making collection much easier. Also because its like a fountain it will keep your butt cool.
    other ideas would be these knd of fountains everywhere in like a park, making waste baskets a thing of the past, no more ugly!
    it can be a long snakig one bench zigzaging up down with it waterflow along the pathway. I am sorry but im a poor so I cant really make it look nice


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