homeland installation

An installation at Stroud House Gallery in 2001. This work explores the uncanny or unheimlich, the subtle slide from homely to unhomely. 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 red light since the mattress is actually vacuum formed red perspex and the mirror reflects the light coming through this.

The introduction of pieces of stone and the change in scale with the miniaturisation of the steps is intended to produce a slippage in space between interior or exterior.