silicone, fiberglass, steel, electronics, computers, table, bedding, pneumatics
algorithmic digital audio
30" x 40" x 45"h
edition of 2
collection 21C Museum Foundation, Louisville and Kiasma Museum, Helsinki

video clip

Two identical heads (but one with a male and one with a female voice) lie on pillows upon a kitchen table, emerging from a sort of shipping case. They argue with each about their relationship, make up, regret their argument, and begin to argue again - each time slightly different but generally in a similar way. We see how oft-repeated phrases can have little real meaning, but a lot of power to do harm. The endlessness of their predicament is literally programmed and self-perpetuating, going nowhere - perhaps a way to think about those who cannot escape from similar cases.

The dialog is not pre-recorded, and is different each time someone visits it, generated in real time by a computer program. The conversations that these figures carry on are neither completely scripted, nor are they random; rather, the software gives each a vocabulary, associative habits, obsessions, and other quirks of personality which allow them to behave as if in a scene of a film, acting out their role over and over, but always changing.

exhibition history:
Grossman Gallery; Solo exhibition; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 2004
Ace Gallery; Solo exhibition; Los Angeles, 2005-2006
21 Museum; "Tangled Up in You"; Louisville; 2008

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