Always feel safe: extrusions series

“Always feel safe: extrusions series” is an installation featuring a series of etched and inked copper plates depicting the floorplans of iconic public spaces in extruded form. A motif of geometric forms and horizontal and vertical lines runs through these images.

Seow takes as his starting point how societal values are articulated in architecture and the public square. Architectural floor plans and aerial views are used for investigating the mechanisms of urban planning strategies and ideological control. 

The series raises issues around fear and state power, whilst at the same time exploring the fragility of public spaces in a historical and cultural context.