AboutLee Holden, Tod Hanson, Denise Hawrysio, Alex Schady & Mia Taylor, Margaret O'Brien, Richard Ducker, Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich, Bruno Martelli & Ruth Gibson (igloo )
As it happens, there is no Dumb Waiter in the building, and one could hardly be imagined, but it remains a useful curatorial metaphor for passing from one environ to another. Each artist is given space to develop a site-specific installation, and in some cases were asked to produce an idiosyncratic response to the space. In Harold Pinter's play of the same name, which takes place in a basement room, it appears that two hit men, Ben and Gus, are awaiting orders" regarding their next unknown victim. Simultaneously comic and threatening requests emanate from the unseen operator of the dumbwaiter who appears to be "senior" partner Ben's intended victim at the end of the play. This exercise in semantics and menace corresponds with much of the work in the exhibition.