BABY WORK as a performative installation situates the public as BABY who works to align the lost ME data. Set in a post-keyboard E-trashscape, BABY WORK collapses keys and rewires junked keyboards to put the baby/public at work. A toy claw crane mmachine is erected, risen from mountain of broken keys. The keys are thrown about while the public adorned in worker's white cotton gloves collect the shattered keys. Picking up keys, the public arrange randomly the keys on the intelligent wall made up by the rewired matrix and metal plates of the used keyboards. Each key placing triggers a sound note. With many BABIES (the public) at work, keys with sound notes are patched, (a)synchronized into a sonic expression of lost memory and emotions.
YOU ARE THE BABY. WORK.
BABY WORK is the third installment of my LOCKER BABY PROJECT that includes BABY PLAY (2001, NTT[ICC], Tokyo) and BABY LOVE (2005, Palais de Tokyo, Paris).