Jane Boyd

Chair Chairing Chaired 1996

Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd

“This work was located in an abandoned house –  a place, a home – near Toulouse in south west France. I wanted to express this state of life without life; this condition of presence in absence that is a part of simply being in time and space on a daily basis. So this work considers notions of past, present and being and here I had found a means to explore these spatially and around the use of one word, chair. The chair, as an object, defies boundaries of class and culture and relates specifically to the body which it outlines, frames and supports.  It also describes the role, function and status of an individual. In this work, the role of the viewer is essential in that by moving through the space they experience the tenses of chair, chairing and chaired in a single installation.  

Chair 1996 

plaster dust pantone colour slide Toulouse France

Jane Boyd

Chairing 1996

plaster dust pantone colour slide Toulouse France

Jane Boyd

Chaired 1996

plaster dust pantone colour slide Toulouse France

Jane Boyd

photos Edward Woodman

Jane Boyd