Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell have worked collaboratively since 1978. Their art explores the complex web of relationships linking people, place and architecture, while also questioning the structures and systems with which we attempt to make sense of the world.
Their work ranges from highly crafted models of architectural floor-plans presented as sculpture, through to the full scale architecture of their new bridge for Paddington Basin, London, to the creation of innovative virtual environments.
Underlying their work is an almost anthropological interest in the many ways we may discover ourselves in our surroundings. This publication has been produced on the occasion of the artists’ exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery in 2005.
Here they present recent photographs, a specially commissioned wall painting and new installations designed for MK G’s gallery spaces, including an interactive virtual environment in the piece Plunged in a Stream, resulting from their recent collaboration with the BT research labs at Martlesham in Suffolk. Includes selected biography.