This piece is about movement and was inspired by the book Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk and is entitled Constructive Deconstruction. I made the pinball table out of wood, and springs. The obstacles are made out of eggs, glass, and tissues. I made the doors at the top from wood, syringe tips and Plexiglas. I also had baggies filled with oil in the doors.
This piece is about destruction.. the more you play the game, the more you destroy it. The motor oil at the end tarnishes this to the point you would never be able to use it again. This can be interpreted many different ways and I encourage you to come away with your own conclusions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/twentyone_13/tags/pinball/
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I invited everyone in attendance at the opening to 'play' the game.
I loved seeing the reactions, most were so scared to really hurt it yet some were anxious to really break things! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBvwt3p2Gsg
- video of the playing on youtube