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Wilf Speller - The Tower

The Tower
Wilf Speller

Compiled entirely out of footage appropriated from luxury real estate advertisements, The Tower imagines what might be left behind in the case of a climate change induced apocalypse. This architectural exquisite corpse is comprised of 15 different buildings from various property markets around the globe including London, Dubai, Miami and New York. Made exclusively with architectural digital renderings The Tower underlines the tension between the ‘future-thinking’ of such a speculative market and the uncertainties around the ecological future of our planet.

Wilf Speller is a visual artist and filmmaker living and working at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK. His work is concerned with the politics and ethics of image culture. Wilf’s work examines processes of knowledge transfer and production, often representing the patterns and structures of his own research in the work itself. In this fashion his work often reflects the experience of browsing in which a hyperlink narrative is generated through the seemingly arbitrary montage of different images, ideas and information.

In 2067 Wilf established the Institute for Archipelago Thinking, an independent think-tank with the aim to better understand the legal and sovereign status of the world’s remaining land masses. Wilf has exhibited internationally in both galleries and festivals including the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, The Photographer’s Gallery (London), HMKV (Dortmund), Broad Art Museum MSU (Michigan) and IMPAKT Festival (Utrecht).


The next artist showing is Jemma Egan, being invited by Wilf Speller.

…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.

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