Much of my work is kinetic. I mechanize common household objects as a means to reference social systems and family dynamics. I use humor, sexuality, movement and gravity to address the necessity of negotiating both physical and social space. Through sound and motion, the crudely constructed machines create an environment that highlights the sensory integration required to physically cross the room and the social acumen to do it gracefully.
The machines are connected to digital logic processors and appear to participate in a dialogue with each other, as well as with the viewer. Viewers trigger the machines and in this way the viewer essentially becomes one of the parts. The appearance of cross system communication transforms the closed mechanical system and an open ongoing living system emerges.