Framed plaster board, paint
A circular cut is made in a plasterboard panel containing a black circle, thereby separating the circular element from the rectangular format of the panel. Rather than being removed, the disc is rotated on its own axis. In order to fit into the frame, the edge of the plasterboard is trimmed away such that the circle becomes locked into position, preventing any further movement. The final composition is thus defined. Whereas the work can be formally linked to constructivism and to Gordon Matta-Clark’s architectural interventions, the title connects it to TS Eliot and his critique of modernity in the poem The Waste Land.