Masturbator
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Masturbator

interactive installation
projector | actuator-sensor | PC | bathtub
2012
Exhibitions

B.L.O.C./Paris 2012

This installation touches on themes of eroticism, taboos, and sexuality, and seduces the visitor into becoming a part of the exhibit.  The artist improvised a bathroom consisting of an antique bathtub with a video screen suspended like a shower curtain before it.  A sensual atmosphere, with low lights and candles, pervades the scene.  The entire installation is separated from the exhibition space by a wall, and is only visible through a small window, in front of which is a chair and a handle mounted on a pedestal.  The visitor, unwittingly assuming the role of a voyeur, sits and peeks through the window and sees the titillating image of a nude woman on the screen.  By grasping the handle and rhythmically moving it up-and-down the visitor causes the video to play and the still image to come to life.  With their attention lured in by the scene which unfolds for their eyes alone, the visitor becomes in essence another “exhibit.”

2008 / interactive installation
Memo
Russia, 1939. A state run by terror. A population in despair.
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
2017 / interactive installation
Russian Voodoo
What will you do when you hold a life in your hands?
Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
2012 / interactive installation
Root
Each life coalesces in layers and has a story to be told if you can find it.
We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
2012 / projection-mapping
Back to Black
A playground of patterns, cycling through infinity, that needs one human
element among its geometric ones.
2015 / video sculpture
100 Pieces
It’s not too difficult to generate the generic: just follow the recipe,
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
you want.
2015 / videosculpture
Towers
A cycle of construction and deconstruction, repeating ad infinitum,
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
2013 / interactive relief sculpture
Final Journey
With a single touch comes release—slip through the final border and unburden yourself forever.
2012 / interactive installation
Masturbator
A voyeur’s fantasy shimmers into view, but to be a witness here you must also be a culprit.
A true hands-on experience…
2010 / video
War and Peace 360
Never-before-seen footage of an epic, visualized and shot by Tolstoy himself!!!
2013 / video-mapping
Chicken²
No fowl play here… just a little rustic charm pecking in the urban grit.
2016 / Interactive installation
Survival of the Fittest
Just because you climb the corporate ladder from the inside,
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
2016 / interactive installation
Center of the Universe
Each of us is at the center of our own life, but when the universe
is infinite does it matter?
2015 / videosculpture
Cycle of Revenge
Push past silent comfort zones and playfulness unravels into cruelty.
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.
2016 / interactive installation
Glory
An on-demand audience you can wear any time.