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Listen to Me

Examining persuasion, power and control in this age of technological punditry, Listen to Me is a humorous interactive sculpture. Consisting of two small monitors mounted on the gallery wall, both monitors are playing footage of eyes. One monitor is framed in a rough metal and has a speaker suspended by metal cable several inches below it. The second monitor is framed in wood and also has a speaker suspended beneath it, but with hemp twine. On the floor several feet in front of each monitor is a rubber floor-mat. The floor-mat is pressure sensitive and when stepped upon triggers a voice from the corresponding speaker. The metal-framed eye barks in a male voice “Listen to me. Hey you, I’ve got what you need.” A female voice counters from the other monitor with “Don’t listen to him, I’ve got what you need right here.”