"raise high the roofbeams"
Sean Rafferty, Michaela Gleave, Daniel Green, Helena Leslie, Agatha Goethe-Snape, Penelope Benton, Camille Serisier
Dates: 8-19 May 2007
21 years ago, the model makers of Firstdraft built a structure that has stood the test of time. While it still stands strong, it is the task of each batch of directors to negotiate a renovation or rethink.
Penelope Benton, Michaela Gleave, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Daniel Green, Helena Leslie, Sean Rafferty and Camille Serisier are the current architects of this space. It is our job to remodel the structures that we have inherited. Whilst staying true to the initial design, and working with new tools to expand, we push upwards and outwards to raise high the roof beams.
As Firstdraft directors we are all builders in our own right. We bring to Bus the material evidence of our exploits – both within the context of Firstdraft and of our own individual practices. Here at Bus we attempt to furnish another space - that of another building, another city, another state. And here too we wish to raise high the room beams.
While each of us brings very different tools to attempt this renovation, we hope that together we can find more space to experiment, build and extend. In this new space we have raised the pitch – and hopefully made space to swing from the rafters.