Here are some shots of my solo exhibition at SUNY Purchase College from May 2010. The title of the show was Queasy. Within the show, I utilized sound, sculpture, installation and video to explore hypochondria and related anxieties. In future posts, I will write about how the show was informed by current & ongoing world events.
Inside of room. Shadows on the wall are cast by a hand-forged scalpel blade that dangles in and out of a small hole in the ceiling. Scalpel (attached to a motor) dips into a hole in the ceiling once a minute, surprising people inside. Surround sound mix blocks out all outside noise. Sounds are a mix of nature sounds, industrial sounds, and human vocalizations. Room is 6ft tall, 12ft long and 4ft wide. Room leads to a cloth-walled, tumor-shaped enclosure.
A doctor’s table and survival kit are displaced from the sterile office room. Table is rickety and unusable. A hand-made pair of scissors rests on top. Survival kit contains an odd mix of random items. A nearby video demonstrates a toxic bath.