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The Pause | 2003

Approx. 300 x 300 x 200cm
Furniture, lights, domestic items and plants
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Goldsmiths Degree Show (2003), London, UK

A small black room made out of discarded office furniture stands in the centre of a large white room. Black wooden tables, shelves and cabinets define the boundaries of the room and create a permeable space that vacillates between sculpture and architecture.

The reduced monochromatic palette of the interior gives the work a surreal feel and the sense of unreality. In fact, the room replicates not a real physical space, but attempts to create a psychological space, the space within a person’s mind but represented physically as a room and objects.

Many objects are repeated in the space – multiple light bulbs, pipes, etc. Also, forms and shapes are echoed throughout the space in different sizes and materials. This gives the space a slightly maniac and obsessive quality, which gives the audience further insight into the work and the mind it represents.