2001 Dilston Grove London
Approximately sixty hand-modelled and cast grass forms populated the main hall area of the disused church in South London. The changing colour and light were provided by four light projectors with specially fabricated colour wheels. A soundtrack developed in collaboration with musician, Tom Silvester, comprised of two CD's played concurrently through 2 different PA systems creating a unique interplay. The lighting system was used to create a movement like wind moving through the grass and was complemented by a soundtrack. The movement of the colour wheels in the light projectors and the structure of the soundtrack are cyclical referring to a passage of time.
QUOTES FROM THE PRESS
"For the gallery at Dilston Grove, the duo have manufactured a technicoloured Eden, where fibre-optics have been inserted into translucent grass shoots to create an enclosed and enchanted paradise" Jessica Lack , Guardian Guide, London.
"its beautiful and atmospheric and entertaining by turns" Richard Dorment, Art Critic London, The Telegraph.
"Creating that Alice in Wonderland effect without the benefit of magic mushrooms" Stephen Mitchell, Evening Standard, London.
"Perhaps it's the romantic way they present their doomy propositions that make Maslen and Mehra's work so quietly appealing." Fisun Guner, Metro Newspaper, London.