Cornelia Parker, ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View’ 1991
Cornelia Parker
Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991
Tate
© Cornelia Parker

Her early installation works were imbued with poetic innuendos linked to the fragility of human experience. Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991, London, Tate) is the restored three-dimensional volume of a garden shed exploded by the British Army at the request of the artist. The surviving fragments, suspended from the ceiling and lit by a single bulb, create a dramatic effect and cast shadows on the gallery’s walls.