1999-2001 INSTALLATION. LEAD, PVC, CONCRETE, PRINTED IMAGES, VIDEO PROJECTION.
Video projection: swinging pendulum, bar wall of PVC tubing w/aluminum paint, concrete blocks. Audio: the sound of a clock ticking is synched with the swinging pendulum and plays endlessly; the sound of a heart beat is then layered periodically into the ticking; it beats for 1 and a half minutes, dies out, and then repeats itself every six minutes. The ticking continues on and on.
Last Meal: Cast and sheathed lead. A series of last meal requests from 17 inmates in the state of Texas. Etched into each tray is the name of the inmate and their date of execution. Each tray is 11" x 17". Wheel chair.
Lead signs (death watch and execution records) define the space and video monitors beyond play interviews with a mother of a murdered child who opposes the death penalty, with a former death row inmate, and with a mother whose son was murdered and she supports the death penalty.