Rest Inside Me (Shelter), 2016
Arduino, breadboard, faux fur, metal chain, plastic chair, LED light, speakers
Fur chair: approx. 48 x 48 inches, chain 40 to 80 inches (dimensions variable).
Rest Inside Me, a hanging sculptural installation of a concave egg shaped chair designed for audience interaction to touch, sit, meditate and relax inside. The furry chair intends to awaken the audiences’ feelings of visual and haptic senses through the projection of saturated colors, RGBW moving lights are activated once the audience walk close and original remix music is played once they sit inside. Inspired by Kitsch, popular culture, and seduction of the materialistic world in urban life, the idea of protection, warmth and shape of a womb, a remix of recorded voices of the artist whispers in a soft voice, with baby crying and piano playing, followed by therapeutic music. The sculpture initiates interaction with the viewers that induces them to fuse with it. The furry material invites the viewers to go back into the womb, a symbol of rebirth. When installed outdoors, the work can be served as a shelter for the homeless or anybody passing by who simply needs to take a break from what is happening in this chaotic world.
El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2016