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Home: Making Room
An installation by Dorian Wiszniewski


"A house in which you have been in every room isn't worth living in."
The Leopard, Tomaso Lampadusa

Home is a clearing, a making room. We set up home and make room. We set up home, make room and make rooms, which in their disposition echo the making room.

Making Room makes room in several ways: we make a room in a doll's house - it has ante-, adjacent and its own associated rooms; we make furniture for the doll's house - a chair-room, a table-room and a miniature of the doll's house which provides all rooms again, mise en abyme; and we make the furniture of the doll's house at 20:1 and place them and the doll's house in a large room. Many of the rooms we make we can be in. Some of the rooms we make we can never go in.

The chair-room is a small sitting room, for one or two. Two can take a seat into this room.

The table-room is a long kinked table - the kink creates a smaller table, larger table and, together, a very large table. The room in which it is placed is considered a meeting room, a drawing room and a dining room. The table-room is considered a making-room. It makes room. One, some or many can meet, draw and dine in these rooms.




Chair-room: Dorian Wiszniewski, Honor Thomson, Bodan Workshops Ltd (frame) and Towera Ridley (woven fabric designed, patterned and constructed by Towera Ridley).

Table-room: Dorian Wiszniewski, Honor Thomson and Bodan Workshops Ltd (Table and frame made by Oliver Debenham, Alasdair Campbell and Tom Straker)

Doll's House: Dorian Wiszniewski, Honor Thomson and Richard Collins (Doll's House, 3D modeling and 3D printing by Richard Collins; the room of the doll's house was originally designed by James Begg, 1792).

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoyal Scottish Academy
EditionSummer Catalogue 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
EventRSA Annual Exhibition including 'Home' - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201625 May 2016

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