© 2015

installation view

The First Evolutionary Occurrence of Pain

blueprints, electricity, mixed media
120" x 168"

Blueprints of the nervous system of the common land snail - the first animal to evolve pain sensors - are laced with copper. The copper carries electricity to miniature scenes from human existence (a lone car crash, a desolate civic center, an imminent mugging), powering street lights, radio, telephones, and the sound of crickets as a means to illuminate and amplify our interited ability to sense pain and its strange permutations when that ability enters the realm of human experience.

scene one: car crash on a quiet country road
scene two: depressed civic center with ringing telephone
scene three: a city park at night