Suspended Sentence

2009

barbwire, energizer, cables, earth plate, 8500v electric current
705H x 700W x 557mmD
variable installation dimensions

Series: Subject-Object

A public execution of the first person pronoun, Suspended Sentence is hung inside a steel stentry box in a bustling inner-city square. Hooked to high voltage mains power, the barbwire text pulsates and stutters to an electrical current rhythm, marked by a beating red light. Pushing the limits of rules on electricity and public safety, Suspended Sentence shifts in degrees of 'presence' depending on perspective and angle of view, and ultimately recedes into a fine line.