Hewitt's Heap


The photographic body of work Hewitt’s Heap uses the furniture left behind by the former occupants of Klenz' house, championing them as assisted ready-mades. Chairs, wardrobes and cabinets are stacked at the verge of collapsing in the various rooms of the artist's home.

The furniture becomes transformed and abstracted by the application of acidic chemicals applied onto the surface of the photographic negative in an attempt to metaphorically erase the presence of her former occupants. The series allows the chemical process to disturb the representational recordings of the objects. The chemicals literally and materially inscribe themselves into the photographic negative and respectively the image, determining the images' final appearance.

Hewitt’s Heap explores the materials and objects that determine the home, presenting the domestic space as a place of restless agitation and abstracted spatiality.