Interactive Installation, 2016.
A soft reset for a phone or computer is restarting the device: closing programs and clearing RAM. The human equivalent might be getting some sleep so that one can look at a project with “fresh eyes”. A hard reset is deleting all user-added applications, data, and settings to restore a device to its factory defaults. There isn’t a good human analogue for a hard reset.
As we are growing up and even beyond, the things we learn in and outside of the classroom program us to think, behave, and emotionally respond in specific ways to various stimuli. To a large degree, these rules are culturally governed, rather than innate modes of being. It’s the unwritten rules of a space that teach us how to order food at a restaurant or where to sit in a meeting or why we need to choose a specific area of study.
In this interactive exhibit, I explore and deconstruct learned inhibition. The exhibit imagines rolling back a personal clock to a time when one might not have hesitated to draw on the walls.
1. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Red Pen)
2. An Effigy for Broken, Malformed, and Irrelevant Objects
3. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Laundry List)
4. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Table for Two)
5. Contextual Response
6. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Loveseat)
7. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Monsters)
8. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Lampshade)
9. Pareidolia in Imperfect Space (Sock Drawer)
10. Impractical Instruments (A Song for Every Heartbreak / Cook You Up a Love Song)
11. Impractical Instruments (Skill Not Required)