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Comprised of only two elements, this performative installation work puts into question the way boundaries seemingly evade us. Characteristically visible, declared, and insistent, boundaries have become a thing to simultaneously protect and overcome; triggering a series of actions that are both contradictory and constructive.An optimistic circus of expansive emotional growth.
The toy dog repeats back any surrounding sounds or words through a mechanical sonic tool, producing an uncanny suburban yard. The dog is ceaseless in its attempts to explore and mirror its environment, lending its robotic constancy to what becomes an emotional labor too hard for repeat attempts in the real world. As the only object/person in the show restrained by this invisible fence, the viewer must wonder what boundaries they are constrained by and how we can better deal with the sting of a shock that serves as our individual warning signals.