“A Really Great Idea” is a humorous conceptual performance/installation/video work, inspired by early Conceptual Art, that literally makes the thinking of the artist visible. In form, it refers to much of the highly influential performance and video work of the mid-1960s-1970s in which simple actions undertaken by the artists were structured in order to make a piece (Bruce Nauman, Marina Abromović and Ulay, Tehching Hsieh) and/or the idea alone was the piece (Lawrence Weiner, Yoko Ono). How would, or could, work like this function in our age of instant technological gratification? “A Really Great Idea” is an absurdist proposal for a contemporary technological “art of ideas."
-hacked brain wave sensor toy
-shelf with lightbulb