Mark Manders, Jarla Partilager

(2010)

Small Isolated Room

(2004)

Ceramic, iron, rope, and various materials / 92 x 85 x 275 cm

Small Isolated Room should be regarded as a continuation of Inhabited for a Survey from 1986. Using a number of small household objects, I created a space or room that I then linked to a cave with two chimneys. The nighttime landscape attached to this room looks like a hollowed-out human organ. Actually, the room is a fictional study or workroom with a view toward a cave. The dark space where the gaze can hide, congeal or die is in the end a factory where mental images are produced. The work is surrounded by a thin, taut rope that binds the room and the landscape together like a skin, making it all into a single body.