Blowing Hot Air
- Dimensions: Hand dryer is approximately 11 3/8" W x 9 5/8" H x 6 5/8" D installed 2.5-3 feet above the floor.
In "Blowing Hot Air," a hand dryer is installed in a gallery space. The viewer discovers that the piece is emitting audio, and the spout faces upward, inviting the viewer to bring their ear closer and listen. While the audio is low enough to beckon intimacy, it is loud enough to hear things, and establish a setting and again encourage listening in. The viewer is definitely in a position to eavesdrop. The hand dryer retains its functionality. Suddenly when the viewer comes closer to the piece to engage with it, the work returns to the realm of the utilitarian. A sensor turns off the audio, and the hand dryer's s turns on and blows in the viewer's face. The audience's implication in this particular piece reflects how physical presence (or non presence) implicates communication. Expressions like "blowing hot air," "talking behind someone's back," and "easier said than done," exist because things said in private are often drastically different than things said in public, particularly if a third party is involved.
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- “Annual Juried Art Exhibition.” Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Grimsby, Ontario. September 1st- October 9th 2006.
- “Whippersnapper Gallery’s Grand Re-Opening Show” Whippersnapper Gallery. Toronto Ontario. July 19th - August 2nd 2006.
Please note this piece is non-extant