PainScape

In this piece, the audience encounters a painful scene in which the artist is shown undergoing treatment at the dentist. The audio component consists of a high-quality drilling sound that may become unbearable for some viewers, creating a visceral interaction with pain. In front of the viewer, there is a CRT security monitor that connects to three analog cameras in the exhibition space. Viewers see their own live image from different angles, which are displayed on the CRT monitor intermittently. As the two videos alternate, the viewer’s experience shifts from being an observer to being an active participant in the work.