tom hackett sculpture
the sky fell down
75 galvanised buckets were suspended on the front of BAC in london in 1994. inside 20 glass house forms were hung above head height below the glass skylight ceiling. held up by chunky ropes, deflated rubber inner tubes and large hooks, that suggest the notion they were crashing downwards into the space.
the gallery space was dominated by a constructed anchor like form, held in counter balance by a steel cable. it appeared as if punching through the door frame. the steel cable dissapeared into a forest of fabric strips which filled the anterior chamber onto which rotating marks were projected.
the sky fell down explored ideas of personal and collective vulnerability to sudden personal and global socio-economic changes beyond one's primary locus of control. it utilised the process of architectural intervention and the associations of material and form to activate readings. it was realised during the property crash of the early nineties. it was commissioned by paul blackman - director BAC