Contested Space

Contested Space is Art Project by Svetlana Atlavina. portrays the perils of traveling on foot, by car and particularly cycling in the streets of central London. It is inspired by cyclists’ and pedestrians’ experiences. Thus the main purpose of the multimedia installation is to draw one’s attention to the existing situation within the pool of street traffic. The name, Contested Space, reflects a social situation where every day participants of the city’s traffic compete for their personal track spaces and the shortest journey time. This booklet is a compilation of text, drafts of paintings, rejected ideas, sketchbook pages, oil and acrylic paintings.