Ruth Beale
Commons, drones, gifs

20 March – 19 May 2017

Ruth Beale presents a layering of sound and video, offering a new perspective on London's common land. Building and evolving over the eight weeks of the live project, drone footage from flights above commons across London will be added and played concurrently with a spoken monologue reflecting on the concept of the common.

Ruth Beale questions our ability to conceive of the commons in a post capitalist age, whilst proposing a collective healing action through movement and participation. In utilising a kind of common airspace up to 122m above the common, the drone footage shows not only the physical features of the land and trees and their relationship to the built environment, but questions the relationship between public/private ownership, rights, privacy and collectivity.