A project conceived as a proposal for a collection of therapy objects using electronics to assist in overcoming contemporary anxieties. An evolution of Design for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times, this project is the third in a series of collaborations with Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby.
Perfect Alignment, 2007
English oak, pink RipStop fabric, and various materials
1000mm x 2000mm x H700mm
After purchasing Perfect Alignment, the user inserts data relating to their exact place, date and time of birth. The device scans the person’s astrological data and looks for moments in their life with favourable conditions for them to act upon love. These times might have passed or are yet to come. At these moments, a pink fabric crystal inflates from the exploded box and slowly deflates throughout the course of the day, marking the exact time for perfect conditions. What happens next is up to the owner.
Risk Watch, 2007
Silicone, electronics, and MP3 player
450mm x 2004mm x H95mm
Feeling a little anxious? Raise the Risk Watch to your ear. It will tell you, on a scale of one to five, what level of political, social, and economic risk you are under at that moment.
Statistical Clock, 2007
Reticulated foam, electronics, micro-controller, and wi-fi connection
375mm x 600mm
The information is communicated through an electronic voice. There are three individual channels the user can tune in to, each associated with a particular type of accident: car, train or airplane crashes.
S.O.C.D. (Sexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), 2007
Steel, silicon, electronics, and computer
32mm x 39mm x 245mm
To treat S.O.C.D., insert your favourite guilty-pleasure DVD into this device, then hold the sensor. As excitement levels increase, the image becomes more and more pixelated and the sound quality declines.
‘Do you want to replace the existing normal?‘ was exhibited at ‘Wouldn't it be nice …‘ at Centre d'Art Contemporain.