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.