This project looks at the social class gap, revealed via the news, as The Poor Door. This project uses 'doors' as a central concept and metaphor, with sound and moving image enabling dialectic reflection on the relationship between the structure of social status and the distribution of wealth in society.
I explored the origins and background of urban development and documentation in my current city of London, using a combination of fieldwork and questionnaire interviews. I selected Kensington Apartments and Embassy Gardens Apartments for field research and taking photographs, interviewing people in the vicinity of these flats, and conducting recordings, including the sound of different doors closing, and filming doors opening and closing.
Through experiencing the work, the audience is invited to experience the different doors continuously opening and closing in the film, gaining a deeper experience and understanding of how the dichotomy of social class affects different people in all aspects of their lives due to differences in income levels and the solidification of social classes, as crystallised in the solidity and dynamic structure of the door.
The works aims to inspire discussions of how a fully economically successful city must benefit everyone, not just those who can afford to live in luxury.