‘Coil Room’, fills a 1,500 square foot space with fifteen vibrating four foot round inverted steel coils, extended from the ceiling almost to the floor. The spirals movement is controlled by a slowly rotating 3 foot round disk imprinted with a colour image of a vulva, which acts as a switch.
This installation emerged out of a research series relating technology and the female body. ‘Coil Room’ was created as an exploration of vibration and resonance as a power source to create hypothetical machines that are driven by sexual energy and emotional power.
This installation was originally exhibited as part of the exhibition, ‘Net@Works’, a survey of Canadian Electronic Media Art, at the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City from October to November 1995. It was also presented by Inter/Access in Toronto at the exhibition ‘Organic Mechanics’, in Nov. 1998, and at the Cambridge Gallery in May 1999.
This work was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
- Steel, motors, mechanical parts.
- 15 sculptures total; 4 x 6 x 4 feet each. Up to 1500 sq. feet when installed as a group.