– Pat Foster and Jen Berean –

By Summer 2010

Observable in Foster and Berean’s recent bodies of work is a strong current and critique that revolves around the politics and impacts of urban planning. Increasingly our public spaces are controlled and monitored through environmental design, closed-circuit cameras, and lighting and sound interventions. Lattices, flat planes and sharp angles are frequently seen in Foster and Berean’s practice, reflecting the idealised ‘grid plan’ of urban design which, far from being a modern phenomenon, stretches back to antiquity. – Kate Warren

Pat Foster and Jen Berean, Can’t stand up, for falling down, 2010; safety glass, polythene sheet, 130 x 90 x 80 cm; installation view, Murray White Room, Melbourne; courtesy the artists; photograph John Brash