Will Return, 2018Ceal Floyer
22,8 x 19 cm (9 x 7 1/2 in)
Edition of 15 plus 2 artist's proofs
A ready-made "Will Return" sign where the clock hands have been removed. Ceal Floyer's work often uses everyday but generally overlooked objects or images to introduce defamiliarizing and somewhat startling moments into the spectator's experience of a space. Slight alterations to found objects, that are usually familiar from everyday experiences create often surprising interventions that heighten the awareness of our surroundings. The play with expectations and the misuse of technical equipment (in effect, removing or subtly subverting its intended function) are another continuous theme in Floyer's work.