This work deals with the suffering of animals who undergo experimentation in laboratories. The viewer plays a role in this interactive work by walking close to the piece and activating elements, such as a CCTV video feed, an electric motor which puppeteers a hidden figurative sculpture and an arrangement of sounds and lights. The joints used to assemble the aluminum pipe construction are inspired by a concept known as "ephemeralization". Buckminster Fuller describes this as the ability to "do more with less". I reuse these pieces and concepts continually in multiple sculptures without the need to fabricate more materials or produce more waste. This construction method yields an unending array of possible forms, much like the growth of crystals. The music for this sculpture, which is entitled "Test Subject", is included in my Album "Long Lost Friend". Listen here.
The music for this work will be part of the upcoming album 'the Long Lost Friend' and will be available for purchase at fine retailers Everywhere.