powder coated and galvanised steel

1190cm(h) x 614cm(w) x 217cm(d)

  • The Institute of Digital Innovation, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK 2006 - 07, Commissioned by One Northeast and the Arts Council England

Cactal’s pixellated tendrils grow across the building surface like ivy.What one encounters high up on the facade of the Institute is a process of self-generation that has been frozen at a particular moment. Cactal is also the latest in a series of works that addresses the historic relationship between sculpture, ornament and architecture. An epiphyte is a plant that lives with host plant in a state of symbiosis. Cactal simultaneously clothes and reveals its host building.