Illumination Rig starts with a basic premise, turning money into light, it is in this sense an event, an occasion where consumption and transformation are made conspicuous.
– extract from ‘Outside Objects’ by Charles Danby, 2014
Illumination Rig Elephant & Castle was presented as part of Animated Environments, an exhibition series at Siobhan Davies Studios curated by Charles Danby running throughout 2012. Graham Gussin was invited by Danby as part of an ongoing series of collaborations between the curator and artists. Alongside works which hung in Siobhan Davies Studios, Gussin conceived to install his site specific series, Illumination Rig, within a setting in Elephant and Castle which evidence and dramatised the everyday reality of the changes being wrought to the area.