Office is a single photographic piece exhibited as part of a collaborative show by York MFA students in collaboration with the Graduate Programme in Art History and exhibited at the Red Head Gallery in June 2003. Office explores the way modernist values become manifest in the contemporary office cubicle. I photographed myself as a worker inhabiting the real, everyday workplace of a person whom I do not know nor have ever met. The unwritten rules of office cubicle protocol are implicit in the photograph. Collections of appropriated images, personal photographs, and other such ephemera deemed sufficiently inoffensive gather to express popular political rhetoric and suppressed idiosyncrasies. Attempts to create a simulated sense of homeliness are evident as well: a plastic ceiling plant; a die-cast automobile collection; a stuffed rabbit; a bottle of hand cream; a radio. Office incorporates self-reflexivity to generate layers of meaning within a single image. In this work my intention is to critique modernist values by utilizing the tableau photograph as a device, fully acknowledging photography's status as a constructed media.