“To borrow from Kafka, identity is a cage in search of a bird” – Stan Grant
The walls of the Fracture Gallery in The Atrium consist of large glass panels, framed in metal. Unlike other gallery space, where the viewer can move through and around the artworks, this cage-like space confines the work to the interior and the viewer to the exterior.
Inside the gallery are four large wire cages. One painted black, another red, one white and the other yellow. These four colours represent the colours of the human race. With the cages inviting the birds around Fed Square to enter, the work addresses our identity, and how this can both define and confine who we are.