Proxy Game

This is a two-person interactive piece. Like the kissing machine, it is an exploration of mediated interaction. In this case, each participant operates one of the figures within the frame and chooses how to interact with the other figure. There is no object to the interaction, although most everyone either decides to "play nice" or "play rough", and an interesting dynamic is created wordlessly. Technically, this piece is very simple: an aluminum frame with fake grass and a set of parallel axles and pullies, somewhat like the controls on an Etch-A-Sketch, move the figures around. The urethane figures spin when they bump into each other with their triangular bases.