We commissioned Chris Wainwright in 1996 for a series of site specific works for Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. Wainwright works primarily through photography and video as a means of addressing issues related to light and energy, both natural and artificial, in urban and rural environments. The work is made as a direct response to ‘place’ and is often the result of an intervention, a temporary action or construction made for the camera as a unique form of witness for the recording of light.
For Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Wainwright produced a series of photographic studies entitled ‘Throwing Caution’ and a pair of images entitled ‘The Lower Lake’ which explore making marks with light within the Scottish landscape.
We commissioned ‘Throwing Caution’ and ‘The Lower Lake’ as part of the BAA Art Programme in 1996.
Over a period of 14 years, HS Projects curated a bi-annual programme of exhibitions, as part of the Cable & Wireless Head Office Exhibition Programme, 1992 – 2006, showcasing work by established and emerging artists as well as recent graduates. A diverse range of media including painting, photography, print making, installation, drawing and new media, with many of the works especially commissioned for the Cable & Wireless space making a connection to the business of Cable & Wireless, a telecommunications company.
Exhibition themes ranged from decision-making theories, impact of past technologies, challenges of new technologies, the process of change, communication and messaging as well as corporate identity and perception. Many of the themes rose from discussion with Cable & Wireless as part of an initiative to engage with employees and drive debate and discussion within the office context.
Some of the 155 artists exhibited include Alan Brooks, Brad Lochore, Carey Young, Chris Wainwright, Cullinan Richards, Dominic Lewis, Emily Watson, Jenny Chong, John Stathatos, Magali Fowler and Nicolai Skylum Bendix Larsen.