Marcel’s Room – Malcom Race

+ + +

My sculpture is called Marcel’s Room and is formed from readymades assembled to suggest a room with a tiled floor. The appearance of a chessboard and the strange forms that double as furniture resembling chess pieces, reference both a Vermeer and a Dadaist room. Duchamp is ever present as the ‘giver of permission’ in the use of the readymade, as beneath the room a lens reveals a truth for anyone who cares to look closely. The piece remains white, as colour may complicate its many meanings and the whiteness helps create a place for contemplation and reflection.

Return to exhibits