Robb Putnam
pulse (version 2)
2008
dog toy, poly-fill, motor, lamp, speakers and sound
15' x 18' x 3' room
Pulse

This version of "Pulse" was installed in a narrow 18' x 15' x 3' storage space located behind gallery walls at Mills College Art Museum. A steel gate places the viewer approximately 10 feet from the object and impedes entrance to the tunnel-like closet space. A chewed dog toy with a motor placed inside moves slowly. Hidden speakers implanted at strategic locations within the space play two identical field recordings of a disembodied whimpering dog, which can only be heard after stepping into the doorway.


See the following link for video documentation:
http://vimeo.com/18028285
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