House Rules

Finn-Kelcey, Rose
For House Rules, Rose Finn-Kelcey has produced a miniature illuminated, animated sign. A desirable, gem-like object, compact and portable containing an endless stream of words, as she states, "words which appear to come from nowhere and go nowhere". The effect is hypnotic, intense, provocative and humorous. House Rules uses the LED convention of informing and instructing. It is the public voice – a voice without sound but with apparent intonation, inflection, volume and pitch. The words exist in a unique space somewhere between the word on the page and the spoken word. As a stream of prohibitions scroll past, the voice of dissent interjects, "the world of 'no' is contested but unstoppable. House Rules can be left running while you get on with your life."
  • Artwork Details: 2.3 x 9.4 x 1.7cm
  • Edition: 2 of 50
  • Material description: circuit board, plastic and battery
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme:
  • Medium: Installation
  • Accession number: ACC40/2003



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