Here I am being watched
“Here I am being watched” explores the materiality of concrete and its surface aesthetic. This appropriation of concrete as a medium of fine art brings the social and psychological significance of urban architecture into attention.
Using the architectural floor plans of churches/cathedrals as a base for the work’s sculptural form, Seow investigates mechanisms of urban planning strategy and ideological control.
Installed in the gallery, these concrete cast pieces act as a spatial barrier, lending an unsettling and thought-provoking insight into how architectural spaces exert power over individuals within them.
This tactile experience heightens viewers’ awareness of the sensory realm of architecture beyond the gallery walls.
At the same time, a viewing platform above allows a birds-eye-view of the work, bringing in the notion of surveillance.