Perpetual Need of the Other Even If Virtual, 2008
Stainless steel, motor, celluloid print, electric wire
Height 60 x 42 x 15 inches
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.