Anne Graham constructed eight rooms corresponding to a normal dwelling: a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a studio, a library, a living room, an office and a gallery. Everyday routines that occur while occupying these spaces became the formal framework for the work. The actions and the objects in the spaces were intended to be more than functional: the spaces became ‘social sculptures’. Quite, intimate and familiar activities appeared strange due to their displacement. By evoking associations, the spaces, actions and objects became, in effect, ‘transitional objects or phenomena’. These rooms, in the words of Gordon Matta Clark, are intended to take “a normal situation and retranslate it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present”.
[Installation]. In Between Space. (Artspace, Woolloomooloo, N.S.W. 12-28 July, 2007)