Unwanted, Broken and Useless, 2006
Furniture, hardware. Height 13', dimensions variable.
The desk was put together with a series of hinges and is attached, with cable, to a pulley system. By pushing and pulling on counter weights the viewers is able to make the desk move. The counterweights are made from record player consoles (obsolete heavy pieces of furniture). The dining room table has been reconfigured to act as a button, pushing it causes four chairs to fall over. By pulling down on a handle the viewer is able to right the chairs. All the furniture was unwanted, it was either abandoned or purchased at a second hand store.
2008, Circus (Berlin, Germany); 2006, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, (Toronto, Ontario)