50 x 50 x 6 cm
The work consists of twelve yellow powder-coated aluminium beams, similar to venetian blinds, inserted inside a square frame. Liam Gillick's work includes clear references to the formal language of Minimalist Art but he uses this vocabulary knowingly to question the role art may play in society and in the market economy. The serial character, minimalist structure and the limited color scheme of the work is somewhat reminiscent of the environmental design experiments of the Bauhaus School, the aesthetics of Minimalist sculpture and the illusionistic effects of Op-art. The work is not conceived to be a mere object to be looked at, but is meant to function as an offer for communication and discussion, a situation, which possibly transgresses and questions the limits of aesthetic enjoyment.