Installation consisting of two writing stations, oversized poster bed (10' × 9' × 12'), and 15 unique pillows with love note pockets.
Love Note invites its participants to write, give, and receive a love note. On the two tables are framed instructions:
Each participant is connected to the previous author and the future recipient through their choice of bed pillow in which to hide their note. Love Note is designed to draw out the passion, tenderness, and sensuality of the individual festival-goers, an energy they bring out to the larger space through their own emotional reactions by sharing the notes they received, and by encouraging others to participate in the project.
Exhibited: April 30–May 2, 2010; Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.
The tools for making art are a product of technology. Some artists use tools utilizing technology that has been available and well known for millenia. Others produce their art with the newest of technology. And, some other artists play with video.
Image Construct is a sound installation that is composed in real time by the participants of the space. Digital sound samples are classified by a color, and mixed into the sound track based on the influence of peoples' proximity to each orb. The intention is to evoke a cinematic soundtrack and mental imagery without a visual picture frame.
A high-definition video of waves crashing on a beach was projected on an 8' by 8' rear-projection screen. As a participant entered the chamber, the video and associated sound slowed. The audio tone of the sea became lower and rumbling, and the wave crests crumbled slower. This rate of slowing was a function of the primary viewer's distance from the screen. When the viewer was within 4' of the screen, the speed of play was so slow the video effectively felt stopped. The audio at that rate was a chest vibrating low rumble. As the viewer exited the piece, the waves accellerated again until the viewer's presence exerted no influence on the space, which was the standard full speed rate of play.
Facade was a realtime avatar for the artist. Fennell hands over control of his representation to the viewer while they have a conversation. The viewing participant controls the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows of Fennell's face by turning the knobs and toggling the switches on the control unit.