In the summer of 2007 I was invited by Marcus and Hilary Hammond from Bendintheriver to undertake a project at their new project space, x-church. They had seen images of my Art Carnival installation and were interested to see what I might produce from the 200 plus wooden chairs that they then had in the building. It was an offer I found hard to refuse.
Throughout the project Marcus worked closely with me in a curatorial role. Our initial explorations focused on what eventually became the main piece: a series of three interlinked arches made from chairs, although a number of subsidiary interventions and assemblings took place throughout the building during the three days of installation.
This body of work as a whole was arranged along (and articulated) the longer physical axis of the space. Reflection upon that fact led me to realise that it opened up another axis for consideration, in that it could also function as a taxonomy of the different ways in which objects function in my sculptural practice (i.e. mimetically, allusively and as themselves).