As If, 2015, hand dryer, sound equipment, 10 x 9 x 7in

As If is a commonplace hand dryer akin to those found in public restrooms, yet jarringly out of place in a gallery context. When activated, a sound piece replaces the roaring dryer noise: Opus No.1, Cisco System’s default hold music, heard by millions of people who are put on hold around the world. While curiously upbeat and soothing, Opus 1 recalls the suspension, the feeling of being stuck in a loop without redemption.