‘Up All Night’ is an animatronic sculpture consisting of a conical mass of male clothing, (approximately 6 meters tall) hanging from the ceiling. The bottom tip of the mass holds a computer, monitor, mouse and keyboard. Periodically the entire mass shrinks up into the ceiling, also lifting the computer and accessories, enveloping them in its folds. After a randomized period of time, the mass relaxes, lowering the computer back onto a blanket and pillow below. As the monitor is lifted up and down, videos on the screen scrolls, mirroring the physical movement. The piece is a rumination on the computer as a nucleus of shameful private spaces, indulging defeatist squalor, while the teasing a possibility of disembodied digital salvation.
This was my UCLA Media Arts MFA thesis project .