Mr. & Mrs. (Permanent-Marker)

wood, dry wall, acrylic paint, DVD projection
variable dimensions
2004

Set in the upstairs room of an abandoned home, the security of domesticity is unsettled in Mr & Mrs (Permanent-Marker) by an intervention that squeezes together perspectives of space and time. A sloping ceiling compresses the room creating a false perspective, and acts as a screen on which a series of dream-like images of flight as drawn in permanent marker by a child’s hand intercut with clouds that slide across the ceiling. This fantastical space portrays both dreams of escape and a sense of claustrophobia in its “unstable centre of gravity while allowing the perspectives of the space to be at odds with one another”.