This collaboration arose out of a dialogue with the architect Ted Bhogal about architecture and art. He wanted to make some sort of dysfunctional, functional object and I wanted to photograph it in various contexts. We settled on a freestanding staircase. The form (The height of the steps) was determined by the difference in our own heights and its size was decided upon because it allowed us to carry it around the building.
We allowed the staircase to ‘travel’ to 5 locations around the Waygood building, ultimately coming to rest (with its digital memories of the journey) in the gallery space. Along the way, there were a number of visual jokes that challenged the notion of the Photoshopped image i.e. some of these images didn’t look ‘real’ when, in fact, they were very real!