The Environment Keeps Happening To Me - Vauxhall Tunnel. 

Site research of a dark tunnel in Vauxhall London. 

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The tunnel exists as a non-space, transitory, unnoticed in the day, a passageway that transforms in the night. Free from reality, free from the law. The morning cleans away the remnants of its true identity. 
Hovering ‘surveillance’ floats away empty as they began. Walls are crumbling, steeped in green, its ancient bones creaking with every carriage passing above. Nothing pauses within it. No one stops to listen to the chaos it shelters. 
 
Everything becomes White Noise.

 

Produced in collaboration with:

Francine Chan, Tina Chinweerapunt, Jamilya Kulambayeva

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Day & Night

In the day, businessmen, travelers, families, students, people from all walks of life pass through the tunnel. To the left of the train station, people. 
At night space transforms, when the doors of the clubs open, it turns into an unmonitored paradise, free from most surveillance with multiple blind spots and convenient exits from the space.
 
The side of the tunnel with only service doors closer to the train station is the side that’s commonly used by commuters just walking through while the side of the tunnel with the arch into the club is usually where people dwell at night, waiting to go into the club or get laughing gas through balloons and other types of drugs. 

Dark Tunnel 

A void within the state exists in this tunnel. Sort of like a black hole intersecting the roads between the MI6 headquarters and a police station.
 
Free of surveillance beyond CCTV vans and police patrols at specific times, this tunnel contains its own ecosystem where families, travelers, businessmen, drug dealers, and the party goes exist in the same space.
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Noise

White noise currently dominates the tunnel, affected by the trains overhead, buses, people and the overall environment.
 
This is further amplified by the tunnel’s echo. 
There’s an arch leading to a nightclub, a catalyst for the commotions that happen here.
 
From violence to antisocial behavior, as a space of transit to a paradise free from the watchful eye of the state. Nothing more than a tunnel for commuters, a place of escape for those who care to dwell.
 
Masked by the overwhelming sights and sounds that surround it, the dark tunnel through Vauxhall Arches.
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 Model Making as Research ... 

Vauxhall Tunnel
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