Projects

Excel
Excel

Steel strut &, florescent light fixtures
2004
48 x 48 x 52" (183 x 183 x 183 cm)

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Steel strut &, florescent light fixtures
2004
48 x 48 x 52" (183 x 183 x 183 cm)

Project description:

Access and Excel (2004) could be viewed as a formal study of the dynamism of our contemporary visual culture and design aesthetic. Access and Excel are opposed; Access is dynamic and consonant with our times, Excel is static and exemplary of the axiom that the minimalist cube could now be considered a dissonant form. The interest in materiality embodied in our work derives from a concern with the phenomenological- in everyday experiences with the forms that comprise our built environment. Access is constructed of HVAC ducting that usually ventilates office spaces, and Excel is assembled from ceiling mounted florescent light fixtures that are normally interspaced between white ceiling tile. These commodities are removed from their instrumental context and speak of the things-in-themselves and their origins in industrial production. [ - ]