I think I may scratch myself in my sleep is a kinetic installation created from parts of a dismembered piano. The hammers’ structure of the dead piano are re-activated by a system of motors. Left without the strings of the original instrument the hammers percuss and press against a sheet of cloth.
The mechanical movement of the device, trapped within the cloth, is mapped to conversations from internet sex chats. The work attempts to create a sculptural and sonic rendition of our violent side. A violence we often suffocate, repress, lock down somewhere far and deep, yet sometimes impossible to contain. The hammers’ violent percussing is enclosed in the veil of cloth, creating a mysterious ‘creature’ that struggles to keep its inner mechanics hidden.
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