Turkey Traction: What your head would feel like, minus the weight of one turkey
Porcelain, pipe, pulleys, bike helmet, rope
This piece was made shortly after I got out of a difficult relationship. It is a simple piece comprised of one slip cast turkey, one bike helmet, and a chair with casters embedded in concrete so that they cannot roll. The bike helmet is connected to the turkey by a rope, which is threaded through a series of pulleys so that when the participant puts on the bike helmet and sits down, the 8lb turkey is lifted. A human head weighs between 8 – 12 lbs. it could be described as a device that effectively removes the weight of your head, or as a device hat shows you what your head feels like minus the weight of one turkey.
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