Untitled (Static)

  • Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2019
    Untitled(Static), 2018
    Photo: Ito Tetsuo

Hung from the ceiling is a clear, parabolic dome containing a speaker that plays a ready-made static sound effect. The visual of the clear dome when combined with the audio of white noise creates a 'trompe l'oreille' effect, suggesting the sound of rain on an umbrella.
One of the distinctive features of Floyer's work is that it expects viewers to participate in completing the work, using their imagination.


  • British, born 1968
  • Based in Berlin, Germany
  • Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Conceptual artist Ceal Floyer works in video and installation to perform deft maneuvers in everyday situations, testing the slippage between function and implication, the literal and the imagined. In Light (1994), for example, four slide projectors are used to create the impression that an unconnected bulb is lit; in Fallen Star (2018), a slide projector placed in the middle of the gallery projects a single star onto the ceiling, where a mirror sends it falling back onto the floor. Floyer's poetic, concise, and elegant presentation of her ideas is accompanied by a unique humor. Delighted, viewers are nudged to double take and recalibrate their perception of the world.

Selected Works & Awards

2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), façade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), Lisson Gallery, London, UK
2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
2016 Ceal Floyer (solo), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
2016 On Occasion (solo), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (10F)


Aichi Arts Center 10F
1-13-2 Higashisakura,Higashi-ku, Nagoya
461-8525 JAPAN


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・5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
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