Object T

Installation at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge. Photography: Peter Harris Studio

Object T features two women simultaneously interacting with a black cube. To extend to the viewer the performers’ ambiguous haptic relationship, the granite bench opposite the identically dimensioned flat screen monitor is heated to body temperature and powered from the same electrical outlet as the screen.

Object T formally takes its cue from contemporary YouTube phenomena and communication software, as well as of Dutch Golden Age still lifes, the latter suggesting another age in which the object performed prominently within a social agenda.

Performers: Anita Brokmeier, Mia Sellmann. Voice: Hadley Howes

2015
HD video, stereo audio, headphones, granite, steel, heating hardware
12’6” looped
dimensions variable; flatscreen W92cm x H54cm, granite monolith W92cm x D54cm x H35cm