A line wire sculpture of a chair made with a single, continuous length of wire. Try to move the metal hoop around the chair without touching it. If you do touch the chair the speaker in the plinth will announce ‘Do not touch!’.
Dominic Wilcox was invited to take part in the inaugural exhibition of London’s The Gopher Hole gallery entitled ‘About a Minute’. The premise of the exhibition was to ‘consider the fact that thanks to decades of exponential hyperactive consumption, the time that someone visiting our gallery will spend contemplating your piece is likely to be less than 59 seconds.’
“I made a sculpture of a chair by hand bending a single length of wire and placing it on a simple white plinth. However, as a further reference to
the gallery context and to play with the idea of holding peoples attention, I added an interactive element. Based on the old ‘buzz wire’ game, the user must navigate around the wire using a metal hoop without touching the wire. If the wire is touched then they will hear my voice warning ‘Do not touch.” Dominic Wilcox