Check out a clip from the video, On Display, which travels to Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT. It’s been included in the exhibition Heavy Rotation (February 24-March 16, 2012).
About the video:
Hector the Dummy gives voice to otherwise disembodied Internet confessionals in monologues based on thousands of published men seeking women ads on craigslist. Performing the scenarios in mundane personal settings featured in posters’ photographs, artist T. Foley animates a range of masculine display-attempts that vie to attract the attention of women online.
The video is part of a series of live and recorded performances featuring T. Foley and Hector the Dummy. In this “body” of work, the artist makes use of the original virtual being, a ventriloquist dummy, to speak to the ways individuals represent themselves online.