CARS ON PLAY MAT
In this interactive piece, children were invited to play with the cars on the play mat and instinctively did so. I found the High Court Enforcement van in the street were I lived. Picking it up with one feeling, before reading the text on the side with another, I was immediately struck by the contrast of its outwardly charming, playful appearance, and the recontextualised purpose which seemed inappropriate and perversely chilling.
The children played and the parents watched. Viewers came and went. Nobody seemed to notice anything out of the ordinary.