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Henry Krokatsis:
SaunaKabin - Booking Details Coming Soon!
27.01.2018-16.09.2018

 
 
Henry Krokatsis: Kabin takes the form of a hand crafted wooden architectural structure.  The form draws on the grammar of the small, feature rich buildings typically found in British parks and on promenades such as: bandstands, seated shelters, ornate sheds like the timber framed tool hut in Soho Square and The Ostler’s hut in Lincoln’s Inn, London.
 
Made from burnt wood then carved by hand to give a rough hewn exaggerated grain pattern, the structure will be raised off the ground, sitting on a central pole which houses an oil impregnated bronze bearing; this allows the work to be gently rotated by hand.
 
The space will house an enclosed burner that heats the interior to 80 degrees Celsius, around which tiered bench seating can accomodate 12 people. 
 
The work will operate as a fully functioning, communal sauna, booking details coming soon!
 
Situating the work in the gallery courtyard will offer local sea swimmers an additional facility to supplement the experience of their swim. The work will create a real and active link between the gallery and the sea, with swimmers roving through the gallery from sauna to sea and back again.
 
The aim of the work is to bring about a temporary yet radical democratisation. In order to take part, the stripping bare and cleansing that are generally marked as private activity, are brought into the public realm and socialised.