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“The installation ‘How Close are you’ (2000) consisted of nine chairs, all facing in different directions. Gallery visitors could sit on the chairs which activated a sound loop, telling the story of the chair. Nine stories narrate the thoughts of different people, who just happen to be in the same area at the same time. An interactive installation, it allows the visitor to comprehend the actual space and the distances between the chairs by hearing the sounds.”

Similar to our own work, this installation utilizes the construct of the chair as an invitation to interact with the work.  It is a cue we are all familiar with.  In addition, this work provides feedback that is open to other people standing by which creates a community of participants around the chair — an element of interaction that we are striving for as well.

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