Seawall is a collection of eight identical structures made to resemble concrete accropode blocks that are designed to resist the action of waves on coastal locations. The work was the artist’s response to the encroaching ocean and coastal erosion due to climate change.
Using the guise of human response to flooding through the invention of sea defence mechanisms, his work reflects on whether the border between land and sea can continue to be a habitable place.
Angelidakis has turned the idea of this geometrically shaped object from something used to create and defend borders to a place made to spark dialogue and break down barriers between people.
An England’s Creative Coast commission in 2021 led by Turner Contemporary. Originally presented with Hastings Contemporary as part of Waterfronts, 2021.
Interaction with the work is at your own risk.
We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.