suspended ceiling tile installation, March 2005
The manipulation of architectural features has lead me to the installation R-1.5, titled for the measurable sound and thermal insulation, or R value, that is applied to all building materials. In this case, the subversion of a common acoustic ceiling grid is used to displace the viewer within the space; one’s physical location becomes questionable. The common acoustic tile system is recognized by the viewer as a standard of stability and organization because of the consistent positioning of lights, vents, and tiles that are usually completely level. The destabilized grid helps reinforce the perplexity, as they extend from floor to ceiling and to both connecting walls, slicing through the space and continuing as if to infinity.
Ceiling tiles, fluorescent lighting, air diffusers.