I return to the chair for the perception of space beneath ground or floor level and the triggers that promote envisioning within this kind of vertical space. It relates to my work on attitudes to mortality in contemporary society and looks at the continuous processes by which past civilisations are concealed and then revealed, altering and readjusting perceptions of mortality and thus the recognition of the divisions between life and death. It also seeks to question the boundaries between illusion and reality and how they affect consciousness of self in a given place.
Out of Bounds 1999
charcoal dust, mirror, projected light
British School at Rome, Italy Jane Boyd
photos Edward Woodman