10 birch shelving units were produced for Pentimenti, a show on process in contemporary architecture in Canada. Each shelf held one of Bill Pechet’s sketchbooks. A musical wind up melody apparatus was inserted into each of the shelves so that it could be played while looking through the books. The saccharine tunes, from pop songs and classics took on a rather strange quality when more than one was played simultaneously. John Cage meets Ikea.
Art Gallery of Ottawa