Daniel Bethell uses construction to dismantle space through a series of layers. His reference to architecture is explored through an exploded view, as he focuses on materials to index the viewer to a specific environment. He comprises the sculptures from a series of raw, found and ready-made materials in association to trades. This intervention of materials is apparent once he manipulates each component, either by cutting, shaping, etching or placing to signify his gesture. The materials are then recomposed into ambiguous non-linear forms, detached from their familiar function. These sculptural manifestations tangibly witness the qualities of domestic spaces at play; are in dialogue with current political events or local redevelopments
Although his aesthetic follows a product-like formula, each sculpture is extracted from the exhaustion of waste. Their function is as artefacts to a theatrical scene, one that embeds itself into the location through the disposition of soil and rubble. The placelessness of this location relies on imagery to extend the duration by depicting a wider context. As a viewer we encounter a fictional narrative. An imagined environment proposed to reconnect an audience with the physicality of deconstruction. This installation infringes on the internal and external space to perform his poetic vision of ruin.