View from bed (interior view), 2006 mixed media construction 110x100x100

View from bed (interior view), 2006 mixed media construction 110x100x100

View from bed, 2006

In his book, View from nowhere, Thomas Nagel discusses the possibilities of combining an objective and subjective view of the world with the person and his viewpoint included, “It is a problem that faces every creature with the impulse and the capacity to transcend its particular point of view and to conceive of the world as a whole.”*

The work, View from bed, is a scale model of the artist’s bedroom at her studio where the volume that the bed occupies has been removed, the room is upside down and the access point of the viewer is from the perspective of the missing bed.

“Its rather like turning a subjective experience on its head so that the subject (me i.e. the bed) is removed and the void becomes the window for the viewer… its about turning a subjective experience into an objective one, the subject having been removed and just the point of view being left making the audience the other half of the equation.”

*Thomas Nagel, View from nowhere, Oxford University Press, 1986

installation view, Thomas Erben gallery, New York, 2007

installation view, Thomas Erben gallery, New York, 2007