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Hot Air, 2018 Clear Acrylic, Silver tape, Latex Balloons, 15 x 15 x 15”

Hot Air is an interactive sculpture that serves as a metaphor for the struggle for power and dominance within a conversation. Participants select a balloon and insert it into the small hole on either side of the box. With minimal instruction, participants begin to inflate their balloon and instinctively begin to compete. Results vary, and the dialogue that occurs between participants brings awareness of the identity of each participant and how power dynamics are present during our conversations.