Seamless is a white room, four metres wide, four metres high and eight metres long. The corners of the room have been rounded off creating the illusion of infinity, as if one should be able to touch the receding walls, but they constantly escape the fingertips. The light source is an arrangement of daylight fluorescent tubes attached to the ceiling. In the centre of the room is a monitor playing a short video. It tells the story, in the first person, about the moment and the circumstances under which, as a small boy, the narrator first saw a naked man. In the background we hear “a la claire fontaine”, a French children’s song. At the climax of the story we are left uncertain as to the identity of the naked man we see in the video, is he the one who affected the young boy, or the narrator himself.

Seamless (1994)