Store is made up of a series of panels that can be reconfigured, grouped, separated, and obscured at will. During its making, this gave me the advantage of being able to treat each artifact as individual in the studio while maintaining a sense of how each might relate to the others.
The resulting collection of panels could be seen as an ensemble of players or a deck of cards ready to be shuffled into winning or losing hands. The potential mutability of the display enhanced a sense of contingency that I wanted to emphasise throughout the installation.
The title of the installation suggests both the seductive glamour and reflected excitement of the department store and at the same time brings to mind the banal utilitarianism of a storage facility. This uncertainty sets the scene for a conflict of expectation.
Ambiguity is amplified throughout the installation which combines reverberative surfaces and shiny imagery with the bright clinical lighting of a sterile storage space. These elements combine to suggest an opportunity that has been missed.