Screen capture from a live performance entitled, "The Dummy Is Present," by T. Foley and Hector the Dummy at the Andy Warhol Museum 1/6/2012.
Foley manipulates the dummy on ChatRoulette.com* to search for unwitting performance partners. The collective action takes place on the big screen (via projection), where she invites the live audience to participate, magnifying transitory online exchanges, and taking spectators to a wholly unpredictable place.
*Chatroulette is a website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (video, audio and text) with another visitor who is chosen at random. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.