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Lake of Cool Fin 1999
Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA

This piece was inspired by an old Irish folk song about a young boy, who despite several warnings from his family, sneaks out in the early morning with a friend to go for a swim in the Lake of Cool Fin. His mother rises later that same morning to news of her son having drowned to death.
In the installation lake moss covered the floor, a speaker was embeded in the wall from which the song continuously played; and when you leaned over the side of the bed you could look down into a drain that had a video of water wastefully flowing down a sink. The sound of rushing water came from inside the bed and a decoy duck hung above it.
The potatoes sprouted and began to rot during the duration of the installation.

Vocals by Tommy Carnes