I Want! I Want!

Designed in collaboration with Fraser Muggeridge studio, the I Want! I Want! - Art and Technology exhibition in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery featured work by 26 artists drawn from the Arts Council Collection, Birmingham’s museum collection, and other public and private collections.

We conceived of the exhibition as a small maze-like town, with avenues, cul-de-sacs, courtyards and squares, each with different spatial qualities suited to the individual artworks. At the entry, the visitor sees an expanse of coloured surfaces, referencing digital wallpaper colour-fades found on smart phones or tablets. The artworks are initially hidden from view, then revealed gradually as visitors explore the maze, heightening the sense of discovery and encouraging people to spend time with each piece.

Photography by Morgan O’Donovan