SITUATION LEEDS: WHERE THERE'S MUCK...|
( Typography Art Direction Installation )
Monday 27th June saw the opening/unveiling of JUNCTION in Leeds. The project is a series of temporary commissions for Leeds City centre utilising the common place ‘junction box’ as its canvas. Everyday we walk by these neglected metal boxes without a second thought, but now JUNCTION offers artists and designers the chance to transform these tired boxes into vibrant, intriguing and humorous interventions in street life. JUNCTION is a project initiated by Situation Leeds and delivered with help from The Culture Company.
UNIT artists Si Billam & Ged Walker produced one of these ubiquitous boxes as part of the street art exhibition titled Where there’s muck…
Every town and city generates dirt and grime, and Leeds is no different, but at the heart of gritty reality lies a spirit of self-determination and `true Yorkshire grit`. Where there’s muck… playfully reflects how Leeds has become a thriving city in spite of the decline of the major industries that served to create its wealth. Sitting on the island at the bottom of Park Row, over-looked by the banks and financial institutions of the city, a message will slowly appears on this junction box. Literally cast in true Yorkshire grit, the message will become ever clearer as the detritus of the city attaches itself to the specially prepared surface. Shots above show our box after installation and the initial layer of Leeds grime.