no answer: black

Year: 2008
Completed: 07/02/2008
Ontology: Unlimited edition
Edition: no answer
In edition: 1

Medium: enamel on plywood, acrylic, framed watercolour and lead pencil on paper

HxWxD cm: 1.7h x 5w x 5d m
Components: 20

Encyclopaedia of art that falls apart: Encyclopaedia of art that fits together

With all her might she presses flat the front doorbell as it wails the summoning monotony of its unrepentant beckoning inside the room. All she needs is an answer, nothing more. Then the situation will finally fit together and make sense.

[floorplan detail] Front door outside the room, where she waits for an answer

But nothing moves. No hastening meets the soliciting drone of the front doorbell. The din of its demand does not disturb the still paintings, chairs, black cube and table inside the room. He is not home. There is no answer.

[floorplan details]

Where, through a conversation between them, everything fits together

chair

table

Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
1 black cube

enamel on wood

170h x 170w x 170d mm
2 chairs

Plywood, enamel on wood

0.6h x 0.4w x 0.45d m
1 table

Plywood, enamel on wood

0.7h x 0.5w x 0.5d m
7 black cube parts

Plywood, enamel on wood

(1) 1.7h x 0.8w x 0.8d; (2) 1.7h x 1w x 0.6d; (3) 1.7h x 0.9w x 0.9d (4) 1.7h x 1.2w x 0.4d; (5) 1.7h x 0.6w x 06.d; (6) 1.7h x 1w x 0.5d; (7) 1.7h x 0.7w x 0.5d m
2 Encyclopaedia floorplans

watercolour and lead pencil on paper

0.8h x 0.8w x 0.1d mm
7 paintings

acrylic on wood

05.h x 0.5w x 0.03d m
Bibliography
Melissa Keys, ‘Gail Hastings: Sculptural Situations’, Sculptural Situations: Gail Hastings, exhibition catalogue, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth 2008.
Andrew McNamara, ‘Making space for the invisible architecture of the social’, Sculptural Situations: Gail Hastings, exhibition catalogue, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth 2008.