This work was shown at CEPA gallery in an interactive emerging media exhibition
called 'Sensitized Spaces 2.0'. From the box above a silk ball filled
with gelatin, and covered with fur hangs down.
When pulled, a speaker was triggered playing a live broadcast of game
5 of the 2004
Flyers vs. Leafs playoff series. In the background is a fan poster of Rob Ray, a legendary
Buffalo Sabres 'enforcer', bleeding after a brawl. Hung in a "Self Lubricating Frame"
(Matthew Barney), This work critiques the 'cult of masculinity'. The cult of masculinity is
probably best described as the desire to vicariously experience or participate in something
visceral and masculine. As evidenced by our vehicles, entertainment, and
our arts, regardless of our 'progress' we as a society are not able to leave the cult.
Using the allusion of the descending testicle (when triggering the speaker),
visitors were able to hear live updates from
a stadium'esk scoreboard hung overhead. This allowed for the satisfying one's cultural yearning
combined with a bit of indulgence in the cult of masculinity back