Interactive Installation > Lift the Seat

Lift the Seat (video portion)
toilet and Skype window
site specific installation
2011

A premiere installation designed for (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC. Specifically located in The Studio Visit booth in room 320 of the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

In this installation, the viewer lifts the seat of the toilet (standard in every hotel bathroom). Upon doing so, the monitor placed on the tank of the toilet suddenly alights. A Skype window appears, and a female appears to be speaking to the viewer directly. The conversation takes an awkward turn, and viewers must choose to put down the seat and stop the conversation or to continue listening to the uncomfortable, potentially degrading situation taking place.