The collaborative practice of Mary and Stephan
    
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Four Place Setting

Four Place Setting is a video and sound project where viewers sit down at the dinner table to see a video projected onto the table and feel sound vibrate the chairs. In the video, hands of family of four set against a black background gather together and place white dinner plates on the table.  Then they take hammers, shatter the plates and rebuild the pieces into something new while an unseen force shakes the table, making it a futile process. Viewers get the sensation of physically being moved by the chairs which are hooked up to 4D theater "butt shakers" and synchronized to the playful music from the video. 

 

Interactive installation, Chairs, table, subwoofers and High Definition Video with Sound, Duration: 4 min 30 sec. Loop, Aspect Ratio 16:9, 2 Ch Stereo, 2014

Exhibited at:

Center for Contempoary Art, Santa Fe, NM, Feb-April 2015

GGallery, Houston, TX, Dec 2014