Waiting Room by Dominic Wilcox
Designer Dominic Wilcox has taken an abandoned office in a London building being demolished this week and painted the entire contents white.
Located in the only room in the building not emptied, the contents of Waiting Room are left exactly as they where when in use, only without colour.
The St Phillips Building, originally constructed as an infirmary, is being demolished to allow construction to start on a new student union for the London School of Economics.
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Here are some more details about the project:
Dominic Wilcox was invited to take part in a quickly organised exhibition to celebrate the life of London's St Philips Building that is signed off for demolition today. The building started life as a workhouse infirmary for the poor in 1903 and went on to be used as a hospital for women before being bought by the London School of Economics. It is to be demolished to make way for a new student union at LSE.
"I was shown around the building, all rooms were empty apart from one remaining locked office that was abandoned with all it’s contents intact. I thought that it was as if the room was waiting to die and I wanted to ease its transition from this world.
My thought for the office was to leave it intact but to remove the colour from every aspect in the room (via white paint) thereby taking away a layer of reality and connection to our world as it moves closer to its imminent death." Dominic Wilcox