Can Altay is a Turkish artist who works between the fields of architecture, art, design and social commentary. Distributed is an installation of everyday objects in the public buildings around Waltham Forest, including The Mall, Priory Court housing, the shops along Hoe Street and the William Morris Gallery. These beautiful and functional door sculptures will activate a dialogue with the local community and explore our relationship with the urban environment that surrounds us.
Distributed is a new public art project for Frieze Projects East, and has been commissioned by CREATE and The London 2012 Festival. This series aims to bring the best artists to east London in 2012 by working with each of the six Olympic host boroughs.
Can will lead a discussion at the Gallery on 22 August 2012 and will participate in a Family Day on 25 August. See the events and activities listings for details.