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