Plastic Optimism (2009)
A Practice in Enabling Constraints

felt, mini speakers, mini lcd screens, foam core, bungee cords.

Plastic Optimism

A series of soft sculptures made from industrial felt, a headpiece for one occupant, and another for two. The completed sculptures hang from the ceiling by means of bungee cords. Small amplifiers embedded in the walls of these constructions play back simple instructions for movement, step to the right, up, down. A third sculpture includes steps that lead up into a foam core building. The participant is encouraged to place their head within, in order to view footage of a person moving within an institutional setting, the original foam sculpture placed upon her head.

Photo Credits: Caroline Boileau