Martin Fletcher Systems House
Martin Fletcher Systems House uses tubular and box section steel to create snapped together unit based constructions, which display either an array of, colour coded Plexiglas panels or hydroponics. The modular aspects of the work allude to modern architecture and to the primary structures of minimal art objects of Sol Lewitt, however he inverts and disrupts the notion of aesthetics by deploying functional references to broadcasting and surveillance as his towering masts resemble antennae or VLF transmitters for harnessing radio waves or electromagnetic fields. Like the name Systems House, which is more evocative of a software company than of a private individual, the cool, technical sculptures deny any level of rapprochement. Yet, despite their geometric austerity they still speak of enquiry and activity outside the objects themselves.