‘Above and Below Me, All Around Me’, David Hugo
David Hugo’s ‘Above and Below Me, All Around Me’, was a site specific response to the new multi-storey car park for the Cargo Centre Heathrow Airport, the geography of the airport’s signage, flight instrumentation and the reality of the cargo centre as a global distribution hub.
‘The transportation of goods and people through the medium of air and water is reflected in the experience of moving through the environment, the stairwell and so the artwork. The artwork in the stairwell has been designed to offer a variety of different points of view and so different visual and perceptual experiences. The viewer moving through the stairwell can look up, down and all around to experience the work differently each and every time he or she encounters the work’, David Hugo.
We commissioned ‘Above and Below Me, All Around Me’ as part of the BAA Art Programme in 1997.