No Vacancy, 2010
dehumidifier, steel bucket, single burner, motors, wood, soap, cigarette, string
A smoking cigarette lays discarded, a rocking bucket sizzles away drips that fall from above, soap bubbles emerge from a knot in the wooden platform and a pull-string bounces as if it has just been tugged. The empty space and gestures are in delicate balance. Although barely there, it physically bounces, twitches, smokes, rocks, drips, sizzles, bubbles, steams and wobbles; psychologically it conjures from within and without; intellectually it challenges, but pushes off.