© Luke Ching, Window (Day 2): Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017. Installation photograph - Rob Battersby, 2017. Courtesy of University of Salford Art Collection
Luke Ching’s photographic artwork Window (Day 2): Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017 wonderfully demonstrates the leap of faith from both the artist and the collector. Created as a special commission born from a 10-day residency in Liverpool, the artist temporarily transformed a bedroom in the Titanic Hotel (a 200-year-old former warehouse at Stanley Dock) into a pin-hole camera. Ching lived in the room during the exposure, never turning on the lights. The work touches on the processes of time and questions the durability of our urban fabric and social interactions. He acknowledges that although change may be slow (or fast), it always happens.