home installation

This work explores the uncanny or unheimlich, the subtle slide from homely to unhomely.

In the blue room there is a mirror on the floor below the bed so that when the viewer looks down the steps disappearing through the mattress they visually drop into a much deeper space than they expect. This space is not dark but filled with light since the mattress is actually vacuum formed perspex and the mirror reflects the light coming through this.

The only escape from the intense red light of the red room is by imagining descending the steps through white material in the wardrobe. A wardrobe that lies on the floor like a coffin.

The central section of the stone room sits on a mirror and so the crack between the stone blocks reflects the blue light coming through the blue plastic roof.