Contiguous

2019, slate, proximity, temperature, and humidity sensors, lcd screens, circuit boards, vinyl, zippers,  10"x24"x8"

In Contiguous, I question whether the anthropomorphism of nonhumans leads us to assume that their desires mirror our own. These broken pieces of slate, once connected, were extracted from a boulder field and outfitted with sensory equipment so they might have the comfort of being informed of each other's proximity at all times. Information collected by the sensors is then projected down to the rocks from small LCD screens hovering above them. They live between the worlds of subject and object, stuck in a perpetual loop of human dialogue.