Installation with plywood and corrugated steel box, soundtrack, light, and perfume. 2006, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Residency Show, Reykjavik
The visitor first encounters an audible but unidentifiable rumble when approaching the minimalist construction of the box (modeled after Donald Judd’s “Untitled” 1992 plywood wall piece, owned by the Safn collection in Reykjavik). The box is proportional to the Judd original, but it uses the typically Icelandic building material of corrugated, zinc-galvanized steel, and it is scaled up so that a person can fit inside. Once inside the box, the visitor experiences a constellation of sound, light, and scent that speaks to the Icelandic environment, yet creates space for a range of personal experience. The piece serves as a location in which to perceive differently and is designed as an oasis for the recovery of literal experience.