Co-venting, 2013

Left to right

polyethylene foam crust, mud, sponges,
polystyrene, used dryer sheets,
polypropylene dust guard, car bumper
fibreglass reinforcement, foam from air conditioner, shelf lining film

Plenum Spacer, 2013
fluorescent light

Note for evening viewing:

This 4-part piece titled Co-venting relies on the ventilation system in order to be actively on display. The work uses the suction of air through each intake vent as a gravitational support.

Western University's Environmental System Control prompts an HVAC automatic shutdown during low occupancy periods of the day. Accordingly, the work may be disengaged from the vents or in an otherwise resting state as it responds to this mode of operation.

Photo Credit: Brad Isaacs