Virtual Love
(Electric Blanket)

2008

History Room: 20 Years of No Name and the Soap Factory
Minneapolis, MN

A queen-sized bed, covered with an ‘electric blanket’, linens and two pillows. The electric blanket is found scraps of cloth, held together with audio wire and completed with little raw speaker tassels that dangle to the floor: a quaint homestead-style feel. In the middle of the bed, where one would typically recognize the shape of a body, instead sees the shape of something small and square…

 

Emanating out from the speaker tassels is sucking, fucking and slapping and other general ‘love-making’ sounds. The bed remains cold of any human activity, but the machine within enticingly offers a different reality.

All sound files on this website are abbreviated versions of the actual installation.