40 Chairs (2003)


40 white chairs by Vitra, 40 black buckets, 80 pulleys, fishing line and crimps.

40 Chairs (2003). Five visual artists were given a common task to make a new work, using forty white chairs, one day, two technicians and a lighting designer, all in response to the Boiler House of the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. Jane suspended 40 chairs in a grid from the 8m ceiling, counter weighted with buckets of water, also aligned in neat rows that corresponded to the chairs above them. Each bucket siphoned water at different rates and during the one week exhibit chairs fell from the ceiling to the floor at different moments, disrupting the grid as they landed .