Lost and Found

Fred Scott - October 2018

“I want to suggest that authenticity is not a question unless a copy is to be made. In this way things acquire an authenticity not from the past but the future. The past and the future are siamese twins joined in the present looking backwards and forwards.”

Fred Scott

The latest exhibition to be held as part of the Building on the Built series will present the collages and paper montages of designer, author and academic Fred Scott. Created over twenty years the presented montages layer found material to create new hybrid spaces, synthesising space over time to create dream-like narratives.

Scott is the author of On Altering Architecture, which has become a landmark text on the craft of altering buildings and explores the development of architectural interiors. The book explores the difficulties that interventional work encounters, in both theoretical and practical terms, and outlines how work that alters existing architecture can establish its legitimacy and how success, or failure, might be evaluated.

Scott has long used the process of collage to reveal the strategies that designers might employ to create contemporary interventions, in much the same way that artists experiment through improvisations and accidental creations. The technique leads to a composition made of disparate elements, old and new, found and given. These encounters inform both the transformation of existing buildings and, equally, how ‘new’ architecture might posses qualities of temporal as well as spatial depth.

Fred Scott has published, lectured, curated and taught internationally. He has been visiting professor of interior architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, has taught at the Architectural Association in London, and was Principle Lecturer and Course Leader for Interior Design at Kingston University.

In October 2018, Fred Scott will be exhibiting a selection of his collages at Jonathan Tuckey Design, 58 Milson Road. The exhibition will open at 7pm on Thursday 11th October and continues on the weekends of the 13th and 14th and the 20th and 21st of October. Opening time for the weekends will be from 11am to 6pm.

Read a short essay by Fred Scott on Interior Design in the Archive.

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BOTB_Nadya Red Square Study II_Fred Scott.jpg
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(1) Fred Scott, Intended No II, 2016, © Fred Scott

(2) Fred Scott, Nadya Red Square Study II, © Fred Scott

(3) Fred Scott, Interior at Night, © Fred Scott