The #WobbleExperiments were presented at the Saatchi educational space in December 2016.
A table will wobble and expose the user and life as an uneven surface. The work is in response to an online aesthetic, that promises to make your work life easier, and surfaces cleaner.

cheryl gallaway ‏@cherylgallaway  19 Nov 2014
"There is a certain aesthetic coming from areas of the web right now that I can't put my finger on. Aimed to make us feel free and efficient."

 

There are free and affordable online tools that promise to make life easier, tasks faster and surfaces cleaner. Improve us. But because "life is more complicated than that"1, we enter a scenario where we are invited to click and tap like a lab rat for a payout that never comes, never feeling optimal enough. Set up for failure. This is a consumer technology scenario where ease and affordability is exchanged for life force. Time and data. These tools have a built in tension between simplicity and complexity, of task and of interface. They market the promise of ease and endless creative flow. This combined with the inherent endless administration, users' hopes and journeys in this landscape are on shaky ground. The art work I propose to create/present sees the end point as the physicality of task and time.

Presentation of #WobbleExperiment at the Saatchi Educational Space

Presentation of #WobbleExperiment at the Saatchi Educational Space

Presentation of #WobbleExperiment at the Saatchi Educational Space

Presentation of #WobbleExperiment at the Saatchi Educational Space

Remote presentation

Remote presentation