Emi­ly Floyd
Alle­go­ry of a Cave

Emi­ly Floyd’s Alle­go­ry of a Cave (2017) is a high­ly-inte­grat­ed and vibrant work realised for One Par­ra­mat­ta Square (1PSQ) in West­ern Syd­ney. The work is com­prised of 104 mul­ti­coloured square alu­mini­um blocks of var­ied heights and colours, sus­pend­ed in a grid beneath the building’s exte­ri­or soffit.

Tak­ing its titled from the Greek Philoso­pher Plato’s Alle­go­ry of the Cave’, the work draws on Floyd’s sig­na­ture bold and colour­ful forms, whilst ges­tur­ing towards exper­i­men­tal approach­es in edu­ca­tion­al phi­los­o­phy and open-end­ed enquiry. Cre­at­ing her own inter­pre­ta­tion of Plato’s knowl­edge cave’, Floyd’s work affirms the precinct as an opti­mistic pub­lic space and a cen­tre for infor­ma­tion and knowl­edge production.

Pro­duced by UAP.

Images

Emi­ly Floyd

Alle­go­ry of a Cave, 2017
instal­la­tion view, One Par­ra­mat­ta Square, Sydney
Pho­to: Roger D’Souza

Emi­ly Floyd

Alle­go­ry of a Cave, 2017
instal­la­tion view, One Par­ra­mat­ta Square, Sydney
Pho­to: Roger D’Souza

Emi­ly Floyd

Alle­go­ry of a Cave, 2017
instal­la­tion view, One Par­ra­mat­ta Square, Sydney
Pho­to: Roger D’Souza