Perpetual Need of the Other Even if Virtual, 2007
Stainless steel, motor, celluloid print, electric wire
60 x 42 x 15 inches
NARENDRA YADAV [1964, India]
In this work, two fans are placed facing each other to depict the ironies of autoerotism. A paper fan, which requires flowing air to turn, moves inspite of a static electrical table fan directly in front of it. Visually it shows that The Other is not needed
and yet indirectly suggests the presence of The Other in an imagined or virtual avatar, as occurs in the act of autoerotism itself.