Chairs for Provocation

Date: 2013

Medium: Performable Objects

Materials: Desk chairs, contact microphone, amplifier, speakers industrial flooring.

Dimensions: Variable

 

The Chairs for Provocation series uses found chairs with battery operated components hidden in the seats and amplifies the imperfections caused by years of wear and tear resulting in a heightened sense of auditory reality. The sounds experienced by the user are the actual sounds made by the furniture; they have been amplified in real time to draw attention to the body language of the participant. The above linked video documents the artist performing Chair for Provocation #3.