Meeting Point is a red light-box sign that reads “Meeting Point”. It imitates the signage you would see in public spaces, such as airports or train stations. Such signs are used as assembly points during emergencies but also often act as physical landmarks where people can arrange to meet.
During the 2011 Tiny Stadiums Festival, Meeting Point was mounted in a disused shop window on Erskineville Road. To activate the sign during the festival, notices were taped on the window on which passersby were instructed to describe meetings – real or imagined – that could take place at the sign-posted meeting point.
Meeting Point has also been shown at Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Seventh Gallery. Removed from its original context as public signage, Meeting Point offers the gallery viewer a renewed and reframed relationship to such signs. In this context Meeting Point becomes a nebulous directive: a both benign and menacing beacon.