A room of its own


Wall paint, wood. 2.6 x 2.8 m, height 2.6 m

A small room, built in the existing gallery space, where a framework of wooden joists carries the seemingly normal, white walls. However, these walls consist of nothing but thin layers of dried wall paint.
An installation originating from a thought of a room that is truly its own (as opposed to a room of one’s own), a thought that is puzzling and somehow disturbing. What would that mean? Is it even possible, and in such case, which is its relation to a person entering the room?

In 2018, I was invited to recreate the installation A room of its own (2007) for a show at Stereo Exchange in Copenhagen. Perfectly fitted into the gallery room, the installation occupies all available space, and envelopes the other work shown at the exhibition, NY Golem by Gelitin (to the right in the third picture above). Even though communicating in distinctly different tones, the two works engage in a dialogue on corporeality, ephemerality and sex.

Photo: Kevin Malcolm