A large symmetrical grey form fourteen feet wide is dominating one end of the Richard and Dolly Mass gallery. From the center rises a rectangular tower with a bowl of red candy and a continuously watching eye playing on a black and white monitor. On either end facing toward the center are two horn speakers mounted on the apex of square tubes of steel. All the elements of the work focus on the center area, the area which you need to occupy in order to obtain a piece of the candy. There is tension between your social training not to touch artwork in a gallery and the obvious nature of the form's request, or even need to be occupied. There is tension between the fear of being the center of so much focus, and the pleasure you might get from the attention. Once you step onto the raised platform of the work you notice that your footfalls are echoing in an intimate aural space created by two focused horn speakers and occupied by you alone. Taking a piece of candy and putting it in your mouth you find it a surprisingly spicy cinnamon flavor. Further investigating the sounds that the structure can produce leads to stomping and scraping of your feet. The taught cables and the square tubing respond to plucking and striking with a pleasant range of tones and noise. Your investigations on this raised platform become a performance for others in the gallery, or for the ever-watching eye in the tower.

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