This 4 minute video work combines video projection with crude electro-magnetic mechanics and heightened audio. A nodding dog, normally animated by the movement of a car, is now animated by switches controlling 4 electrically powered magnets. The control board with the switches is amplified with a contact microphone so that each pressed switch is audible. I attempt to nod the dog’s head in synch with the car’s movement projected on the wall behind the nodding machine.
2010 IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance Ontario) ON, Fire festival (Canada); 2004 Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, Canada); 2003 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) (Toronto, Canada); 2002 Apexart Gallery (New York, USA); 2002 Trinity Bellwoods Park (Toronto, Canada)