Periscope | 2012 | mixed | 11'x8'x2'

I cut a doorway into one of the gallery’s movable walls, built a platform inside, and installed a periscope that let viewers look just above the level of the dropped ceiling. The periscope is a more skilled creation of an improvised children’s toy – the cereal box periscope. The door to the periscope’s chamber was spring-loaded to close, leaving the viewer in a confined and dark space. The removal of scale and sensory referents allowed the banal space of the upper ceiling to re-appear as a kind of fantastical industrial landscape.

©David Dyck | Updated July 2016