lap

medium: mixed media installation
date: 1996

Lap is a masturbatory reflection on virtual knowledge and corporal space. The title, Lap, refers to the creation of a 'lap' by the chair, the customization of a computer for a 'lap', as well as the notion of 'lapping up' or 'lapse'. Existing in a pre-morphed state, the chair has been modified to accommodate the insertion/erection of the laptop; its seat compacted to scale, the legs slightly crippled. Too small to sit on and too feeble to stand alone, the chair becomes the performing element in the space, replacing the absent body.