This installation by the Danish artist duo AVPD was commissioned for Ikon Eastside in 2010. Consisting of 11 anonymous rooms, each identical except for a barely perceptible decrease in scale, this work created an intense perceptual and spatial experience. AVPDâ€™s title referenced the claustrophobic architectural settings used to heighten the dramatic narratives of Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s films.
Queen & Crawford resolved the detail of this work and its relationship to the Ikon Eastside space, setting the increments of size, reducing all possible elements within the rooms and maintaining a consistent level of light throughout the installation despite the decreasing scale of each light fitting. To deliver this complex work where the first room was 13.21 m3 and the last was 5.26 m3, Queen & Crawford designed a conventional timber frame and board construction, built to very fine tolerances. The sections were prefabricated and installed onsite in eight days.