The joker

sofa, dry wall, plaster, paint, pencil drawing, DVD projection
400×376×587 cm
2006

“Circumstance follows no ordered scheme, rendering logic as pliable as dreams.”

A tilted wall seems to slice cleanly through the gallery walls, ceiling and floor at a precarious angle, also bisecting a sofa standing in the space. On its reverse, the wall is revealed to be a large playing card, The Joker, drawn in pencil across its surface. Highlighted by a circular projection, attention is drawn to the globe on which the Jester stands. In this game of scale, representation and symbolism, the logics of cause and effect and stability and permanence are tipped off the axis by the intersection of chance and circumstance.