Footage courtesy of The Stanley Parable
Lydia Blakely, Naomi Fitzsimmons, Johnny Izatt-Lowry, Perce Jerrom and Lilli Mathod
Curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight
Office Space seeks to exhibit artworks that consider the inherent violence embedded within the aesthetics, language and visual identity of corporate culture and office buildings. The artworks included in the exhibition explore various issues that arise when inhabiting such environments, from documenting the experience of being a flexi worker within an all-male financial recruitment company to surveying the numerous personas and personalities that one might encounter at a speed networking event.
Taking inspiration from the architecture within The Stanley Parable, a video game that sees the player guided through a series of never-ending office spaces in a choose your own adventure like narrative, the works included in Office Space are presented to you via a series of lines and arrows, encouraging viewers to explore and extend their web browser, although ultimately trapped within a grey cube.