Vent, 2018, Aluminium grate, 10.7in x 22.5in

Vent is an aluminium grate mounted to the wall at about knee height, mimicking a working vent. Only at closer inspection will the viewer notice that this is no ordinary grate, but that a geometric pattern has been laser-cut into the metal sheet. The pattern mirrors the layout of Auschwitz concentration camp in a chilling echo of one of the large architectural prints on the opposite wall of the gallery. It also hints at the ways in which the physical and political everyday structures supporting unequal power relations and oppressive regimes are often disguised and validated by mechanisms of bureaucracy.