MOCA, LOS ANGELES, 1994
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, CAMBERRA, 1996
SAATCHI GALLERY, COUNTY HALL, LONDON, 2003
RED JAIL, SULAYMANYAH, KURDISTAN, 2009
SAATCHI GALLERY, CHELSEA, LONDON, 2010
The gallery is filled to waist height with recycled engine oil, from which the piece takes its name. A walk way leads from a single entrance, leading the viewer into the space until they are surrounded by oil on all sides. The impenetrable, reflective surface of the oil mirrors the architecture of the room exactly, placing the viewer at the mid-point of a symmetrical visual plane.