Masturbatory Interactant, 1996-97
installation, kinetic, computer controlled sculpture, projected video


Installation which explores machine automated erotic interaction. The intent of this piece is to create a machine masturbatory interactive experience in part inspired Marcel Duchamp's, "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even". The fan propelled, vinyl enclosed female party sex doll acts as the projection surface for time based imagery, the source of which is the second part of the installation, a kinetic sculpture consisting of an LCD video projector, a Macintosh CPU, a laser bar code scanner and a rotating "grinder" mechanism based on the "Chocolate Grinder" from Marcel Duchamp's "Large Glass". The imagery for projection, quick segments of a nude male figure conducting self erotic actions, are randomly controlled by the laser bar code scanner attached to a mechanical arm which extends and retracts, occasionally scanning pre-programmed bar codes which cover the constantly rotating grinders. The piece is intended to create a sensory environment for the examination of power, interaction, control, male sexuality and machine fantasy.ale figure conducting self erotic actions, are randomly controlled by the laser bar code scanner attached to a mechanical arm which extends and retracts, occasionally scanning preprogrammed bar codes which cover the constantly rotating grinders. The piece is intended to create a sensory environment for the examination of power, interaction, control, male sexuality and machine fantasy.

Masturbatory Interactant, 1996-97: installation

Masturbatory Interactant, 1997 installation

detail, Masturbatory Interactant chocolate grinder

detail, Masturbatory Interactant the bride

detail, Masturbatory Interactant the bride