Incubator for Earthquake
A circular dining table has been laid with a white tablecloth and porcelain settings for six, completely encased in an inflated incubator. But no meal can safely take place here: a continuous quake rocks the table, and the sounds of shattering porcelain suggest that the tremors may spread into the surrounding gallery space. Six pairs of gloved plastic sleeves provided access into the transparent dome, suggesting that it may be possible to intervene and arrest the escalating trauma. But of course there is no way to halt the rumble; humanity’s attempt to tame the forces of nature is ultimately futile.
"Incubator for Earthquake," 1992 PVC, linen, porcelain, fan, vibrator, relay, frequency controller, 200 x 400 x 400 cm