Presented in London for the first time, âDepartment of the Interior' is a 6.5m high black leatherette bouncy castle that echoes the towers and crenellations of Parliament with an absurdity that mocks its claim for authority.
Shown alongside new and previously unseen work, It is a sculpture that is simultaneously seductive and repulsive; its form and the space within no longer the preserve of inclusive childish pleasures. They speak instead of adult power games and BDSM practices that are normally played out in spaces concealed from public view.
In spite of the castle's tactile allure, visitors are strictly forbidden to enter and bounce, forcing them instead to imagine who or what might have that privilege and why.
Like Franz Kafka's character âK' - attempting to enter a fictional castle only to be thwarted by invisible and inexplicable governance - âDepartment of the Interior' exemplifies the frustration and futility that governance and bureaucracy often pose at an individual and collective level.
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