Belgian linen, Alucobond, wire, wood, rope, sandbags, neonBuilding (Eating) Empire is a stage-like installation immersing the viewer in a complex mise-en-scène converged from parallel dimensions. Brook Andrew’s aim is to offer alternate histories to the dominant narratives that often mute the narratives of subjugated peoples and cultures.
The six components of Building (Eating) Empire emerge and dissipate as the viewer walks around them, or as the works themselves turn in space. The images have been selected by the artist from a personal collection that includes postcards and press photographs gathered during his travels around the world. Figures screen-printed on foiled Belgian linen disappear and reappear as light moves over the surface. In this way, figures, like histories, reappear and disappear like memories or contested histories.