1.

Deep red brick, blue doors, pale yellow and maroon tiles line the corridor. It appears vaguely institutional.

Folded (digitally printed) paper

210 × 297 mm

2.

An image conjured up of both a factory and a villa simultaneously.

Foam block

220 × 220 × 130 mm

3.

Riddled with the remnants of entirely unclear histories.

Hook, cable

25 × 15 × 40 mm

4.

Headphones dangle from the handle used to open the window next to your desk.

Brick

95 × 135 × 80 mm

5.

Watching, cooking, stretching, snacking, making, thinking, cleaning, pacing, snoozing, clenching, bumbling.

Graphite pencil wall drawing

105 × 150 mm

6.

There is a purpose for this visit.

Sewing pins, paper

150 × 210 mm

7.

A sealed door with a frame deep enough for shelves. Stacked bowls, plates, cups and glasses occasionally soaked in daylight.

Resin, pigment

120 × 35 × 20 mm

8.

The stencilled trace of missing locks adorn the jamb: lines, blocks, holes.

Nail

30 × 4 × 4 mm

9.

Studio, Office, Kitchen, Home, Library, Sauna, Radio, Garage, Garden, Box, Room.

Resin, pigment

90 × 60 × 60 mm

10.

Ambling spaces that obscure an original function and inhabitant.

Printer box, plywood, cotton textile

500 × 355 × 300 mm

11.

A column, a composition of walls, a platform floor, a remnant (hook), a scuff. It will change regularly, and to a steady rhythm.

Weathered cement

70 × 35 × 30 mm

12.

It is like a stage, and any objects or furnitures that remain become a part of its set.

Terrazzo (fragment)

80 × 50 × 25 mm

13.

Cracks have appeared in the corners of the room where these various surfaces meet. The walls could split and fall open at any moment.

ABS filament

80 × 40 × 20 mm

14.

This exposed exterior shell continuously points outwards.

Tasmania driftwood

145 × 50 × 25 mm

15.

An invisible barrier exists between the two of you.

Foam composite, doorframe, nails

720 × 2100 × 30 mm

16.

Sometimes interactivity can move this barrier, but it will always still be there.

Plywood, speakers

1000 × 300 × 490 mm

17.

A space between you and what you can’t sit on or touch.

Fragrance

60 × 80 × 20 mm

18.

(or if you can sit on or touch it, then it is in that permission).

Brackets, plywood, screws

2450 × 250 × 300 mm

19.

Certain formal elements announce themselves (and others).

Wire

100 × 110 × 3 mm

20.

A blurred relationship between space, those organising it, and those inside it.

Woven earthenware (glazed), nails

125 × 90 × 15 mm

21.

It might be all of these things or one of these things.

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22.

A small public facing vitrine under steady rotation.

Painted stone

70 × 50 × 35 mm

23.

Power cables thread the brick wall, their excess wound into a knot on the other side. The only place to hang your coat.

Linen fibre

220 × 30 mm

24.

A respite from external activities.

Woven earthenware (glazed), nails

125 × 90 mm

25.

You host family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, people on the mailing list, tradesmen and real estate agents.

Soap

50 × 80 × 35 mm

26.

By appointment.

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27.

Subdivided studios in a four storey building would have once been a single family home.

Riso printed card

190 × 55 mm

28.

An assemblage of fruits, birds and flourishes cut asymmetrically by spatial divisions.

Hook, keys

40 × 25 × 15 mm

29.

A series of crown-moulded frames within frames (the border of a room).

Poaceae cutting

200 × 50 × 3 mm

30.

Domestic space muddied by its exhibition.

Magazine

320 × 130 × 15 mm

31.

Frozen in a state of display, an example of life for a specific type of person during a precise moment.

Plywood stool

420 × 420 × 450 mm

32.

There are limits to how much a guest may observe.

Brass candlestick

90 × 90 × 50 mm

33.

Shelves are built. Furniture moved. Hooks attached to accommodate body, belongings and habits.

Suitcase

870 × 280 × 440 mm

34.

Attach, reach, wash, slump, drape, water, rest, arrange, fold, move, lean, dust, shift, patch, potter, stack, feed, slip.

Wooden fruit bowl

260 × 260 × 70 mm

35.

Dust and abrasions gradually accumulate across surfaces.

Dried kurulbrang

300 × 250 × 100 mm

36.

A space cannot be built to suit the needs of every body.

Pencil shaving

8 × 10 mm × 10 mm

37.

Elaborate ornament, its centre plastered into a smooth blobby marshmallow.

Polaroid

110 × 85 mm × 85 mm

38.

A gradual attempt to mend.

Weathered cement

70 × 35 × 30 mm

39.

Desk as dining table. Bed as a workspace. A mantelpiece for display.

Porcelain tile (fragment)

20 × 30 × 8 mm

40.

The differentiation between useful and useless become blurred through our cohabitation.

Resin, pigment

150 × 25 × 30 mm

41.

The body tends to the space and the space tends to the body.

Earthenware vessel

110 × 35 mm

42.

Every square inch of the building is capitalised but nobody owns it.

Stone

80 × 50 × 30 mm

43.

The view falling asleep.

Bumblebee

12 × 10 × 5 mm

44.

A series of residual plugs and wiring twist from the ceiling in the exact centre of the space.

Resin, pigment

45 × 75 × 60 mm

45.

Remnants painted the same white as the walls. A homogeneous arrangement drawing your attention.

Rubber ring

20 × 20 × 2 mm

46.

A fixture taken from one stanza to another.

Sprig

60 × 40 × 70 mm

47.

You may be empty, or perhaps you house a range of adaptable supports. Perhaps these are purpose built.

Copper bell

20 × 35 × 10 mm

48.

A door nailed shut and filled with foam panels to muffle the sounds of neighbouring movements.

Wire mesh

190 × 350 × 3 mm

49.

A rectangular mass of coloured speckles, perfectly enclosed by its doorframe.

Spiral bound booklet

135 × 370 mm

50.

An invisible breeze oscillates between folds of draped cloth. You become aware of an opening somewhere.

Dried sage, twine

200 × 40 × 10 mm

51.

A dweller bounces habitually between these interventions.

Cricket

25 × 20 × 10 mm

52.

Window-shaped sunbeams teeter from surface to surface: wall, ceiling, column, furniture, skin.

Resin, pigment

120 × 20 × 10 mm

53.

Architectural repetition mirrors routine (internal and external).

Brackets, plywood, screws

2450 × 440 × 220 mm

54.

You hang in it, lazy and warm.

Candles, string

290 × 110 × 70 mm

55.

A slow motion blurring of static and moveable parts.

Woven earthernware

150 × 110 × 10 mm

56.

Closing drinks.

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Friday 28.08, 6pm

57.

Revisited, familiar, malleable. A continuous game of object chess.

Wooden pepper grinder

170 × 70 × 70 mm