Commoun Kist

This was a commissioned 2001 collective work around the ideas of the former and future uses of Stirling's Tolbooth.

The group settled on the concept of the commoun kist. The historical documents describe the use of a chest to hold the town's official papers. Booths outside the tolbooth provided the focal point of mercantile activity in the town.

These elements can be pulled forward to our times to underpin a work which expresses how the Tolbooth of the future can provide a new social space for the people of the town. This collective work took the form of a large Kist which is sturdy enough to transport between venues but which is hinged to open out into a three dimensional display of various compartments.

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