This is a loose reference to the recent controversy over 3D printed hand guns. It responds only to a viewer who stands directly in its line of sight, and then it shoots off its mouth. The speed of the response is randomized using the viewer's range as the numeric kernel.
Media: Fiberglass rod and prototyping board, 3D printed plastic, light emitting diodes, Arduino, piezo speakers, various electronic components, rubber, medium density fiber board.
Dimensions: 41" x 12" x 12"
A direct response to a previous work, deliberately destroyed by a pre-tween in a tutu. It was not a performance piece, though that would have been awesome. That older piece was named Howard Hughes & Paula Deen acknowledging and emulating the systematic process leading up to and engaging agoraphobia. This work is lighter, stronger, more modern, and more resilient while also being afflicted with said phobia. In fear, it has come searching for its predecessor participating with the species it fears.
I recently spent two years teaching in the United Arab Emirates at Zayed University. It was, on the whole, a good experience and I wanted to sum up the perceptual transmutation I experienced during that time.
This work represents a re-ordering of both the Anglo - Babylonian and Metric Time systems. My time scale divides the day into 100 much more palatable hours. Each hour is divided into 100 minutes, and each minute is divided into 100 seconds.