Steven Claydon at Moore Street Substation
Claydon's installation for the biennial festival Art Sheffield, called Infra-idol Assembly, aimed to challenge the “optimism of the machine age and the possible existential threat that engenders” through an exploration of energy, mass and atoms.
He drew inspiration from the very building it was to be displayed in - the Moore Street electricity substation, a Grade II listed building constructed in the 1960's, more famous nowadays for it's external gradient illuminations at night. The top floor space which housed Claydon’s work has never been used, so the two and a half week exhibition was the first time the public have been allowed access.
Moore Street electricity substation