Artists Ellie Niblock (UK) and Alaa Tarazbouni (Saudi Arabia) collectively explore the environment both digital and physical through the lens of sculpture and architecture. With Love, From Nowhere: The Places of the Not Yet is an exploration into unknowable places of the not yet, translating an impossible physical experience of visiting the fictional non-places through the combination of drawing, sculpture, 3D scanning, mapping and sound; thus, making the imaginary, intangible spaces comprehendible through the virtual domain.
The artists utilised their multidisciplinary skills to create a digital experience that is accessible to an international audience, embodying online, collective work that demonstrates alternative ways of collaboration, allowing both artists to transcend borders both physically and metaphorically.
The artists relied heavily on social media platforms, video calls and instant messaging to share inspiration and develop the work. The artists also used more traditional modes of communication, by using the postal service; found objects were sent from Saudi Arabia to the UK to create a hybrid, handheld, sculptural objects. They were used as the foundations for the non-place, as they were thoroughly translated in various ways to allow for the comprehension of the non-places.