James Newton

Selgascano Serpentine Pavilion

Selgascano work using simple everyday materials (as found) often in an experimental fashion, here a combination of dichroic film, coloured ribbons and ETFE are stretched across a steel structure to create a series of interconnected organic ‘pods’.  In experiential terms the architects explain “the spatial qualities of the Pavilion only unfold when accessing the structure and being immersed within it” so my intention was to take a similar approach to the photographs as well.  By adopting a playful and experimental approach I have tried to recreate this feeling of “being immersed within” the pavilion and its materials.

Selgascano work using simple everyday materials (as found) often in an experimental fashion, here a combination of dichroic film, coloured ribbons and ETFE are stretched across a steel structure to create a series of interconnected organic ‘pods’.  In experiential terms the architects explain “the spatial qualities of the Pavilion only unfold when accessing the structure and being immersed within it” so my intention was to take a similar approach to the photographs as well.  By adopting a playful and experimental approach I have tried to recreate this feeling of “being immersed within” the pavilion and its materials.