Overflow

Date: 2000
Installation: Bathroom
Media: Vanity sink, mirror, CD, CD Player, electronic components, speakers

Installed in a women’s bathroom, this sink turns on sound instead of water. Each faucet plays a separate audio track, one laughing and the other crying. The viewer is lured to explore the unexpected as he/she encounters the seemingly unassuming sink. These faucets can also be used to adjust the volume, enabling the viewer the opportunity to mix the sound in numerous configurations according to personal preference. Exposing a private experience in a public space, the audience is engaged in a wide range of emotional responses—from laughter to tears.

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Laughing

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Crying