Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I
Two-way security mirror, steel, brass
60 x 73 x 60 cm
Martin Fletcherâ€™s pseudonym Systems House sounds more like an IT corporation or online security company than a lone artist; this inference of anonymous power is inherent to his work. System Houseâ€™s sculptures draw similar connotations to communication and surveillance technologies. Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I looks like a monitor or solar panel, and is made from two-way mirror. Its sleek design is both elegant and sinister, and places viewers in a position of uncertainty: are you watching or being watched?
Radial Construction in Space II
Perspex (red, black and 2 way mirror), steel & brass
210cm x 80 x 80cm
Systems House draws equally from artistic traditions such as minimalism, and outdated 20th century technology design. His sculptures evoke an obsolete futurism: a fated utopian belief in progress and its dark Orwellian insinuations. Perched like an elaborate TV antennae or broadcast tower model, Radial Construction In Space II encapsulates these associations in a seductive and fetishistic object. Its domestic proportions and tastefully coloured panels transplant ideas of supremacy and control into the realm of consumerism and lifestyle.