Collaborative project with Kyle Friedman and Dante Nocera for Jessica Field's Malleable Media class at Ryerson University.
Lampi Nóburmðan is a kinetic sculpture of a floor lamp whose main components have been separated and are able to expand and contract in response to their environment as they hang in a linear fashion from the ceiling of a gallery space. Existing within the larger contemporary realm of tactility and physical computing, the work addresses the idea of utilitarianism and its relationship to the development of a sense of purpose. By reducing a common household appliance to its most basic parts and infrastructure, the work challenges the audience's perception of the object and its larger function, raising questions of whether its purpose remains the same or is ultimately changed by the mode in which it is presented.
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