Lionel Cruet

On Related Circumstances, 2009-2014, photographic installation, barn door lights, variable dimensions © Lionel Cruet 2015.

 

On Related Circumstances, 2009-2014, (Detail) photographic installation, barn door lights, variable dimensions © Lionel Cruet 2015.

 

On Related Circumstances, is a multidimensional installation using photographic images of abandoned properties and venues and the decay of vernacular architecture in the island. The photographs are mounted over three-dimensional structures that suggest the basic forms of habitable spaces. The lack of planning and the economic downfall affected the spaces and the development of future structures. The structures represent the hollowness and emptiness that can be analyzed through theories of colonialism and post-colonialism in the Caribbean.