Emerging photographer Felicity Hammond is currently studying an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, and has previously exhibited in both London and New York. Her current project focuses on the precarious urban landscape of London – with Battersea Power Station coming under scrutiny.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Through my photographic practice, I have become interested in the political contradictions within the urban landscape, particularly within the context of our post-industrial economy. The images that I have made are deliberate misconstructions of existing objects and spaces which are not contradictions, but extensions, of the logical and perceivable world.
WHAT ARE YOUR CONTINUING AIMS FOR THE PROJECT?
I have started to look at and record more specific case studies to follow this line of enquiry, most recently at Battersea Power Station. I am interested in the precarity of the ruin in terms of political bureaucracy, and how a creator of power has now become a product as a result of shifts in societal structures.
HOW DO YOU PLAN TO DEVELOP FURTHER?
I plan to continue making these ‘misrepresentations’ which are representative of the urban palimpsest; a hybrid of the archaic, the present, and the future blueprints of society.