Systems House

Selected works by Systems House

Systems House
Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I

2006

Two-way security mirror, steel, brass

60 x 73 x 60 cm

artin Fletcher’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 House’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?

Systems House
Radial Construction in Space II

2006

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Systems House draws equally from artistic traditions such as minimalism, and outdated 20th century technology design.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.


Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information on Martin Fletcher/Systems House

artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art - Martin Fletcher/Systems House

cell.org.uk
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victoria-miro.com
Information on recent Systems House exhibition and additional images

galeriemichaeljanssen.de
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re-title.com
Information on Systems House