In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning
A multiple for Nothing Else Press, Toronto.
Wired LCD screen, copper & zinc electrodes
9 x 6 x 3 cm.
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies
An altered toy science clock wired to two potatoes broadcasts a distressing message, urgent at first but wan by the end of the months-long ordeal.
Excerpt from an article by Adam Lauder, Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2014:
“[The buyer] becomes complicit: they have to stab these two potatoes and watch the system run itself down. It’s tragedy, but really only tragicomedy. If it were a sentient being it would be tragedy. It’s comedy because it’s just a potato. There’s something heartbreaking and funny about empathizing with an inanimate object.”
Grateful acknowledgements: Rob Cruickshank