In contrast to the physical emptiness of the prison cell, the unexpected auditory experience of the liveliness of an adjoining space, which is not visible, emphasizes one’s own physical presence. The perception of the real qualities of objects in space borders on this experience.
Washbasins and blinds become proxies of everyday functionality.
The sounds of the “next door” generate acceptance for actions that seem unexpected in the exhibition environment. What happens there may also happen here.
The observer is tempted to perform exemplary acts in the context of art, which are exemplary for everyday processes – thus, he himself is authoritative content of the work.