CODE AND NOISE / Stress Inventory
Presented as part of the CODE and NOISE Exhibition. Curated by Christine Duval.
I've been investigating the future of data about you, when it won't be odd or strange to intimately know and see lots and lots of personal data about yourself. And recently I've been looking further into the future when data begins to operate on your behalf. Not creepy....helpful, curious, maybe mind-bending in its ability to predict and see around the corner into the future. These pieces play on recent studies that show simple daily stress has a long-term effect on future chronic health problems. What if you could imagine a little sliding scale as you watch all those irritating little stress events that poke at you on a daily basis. When the subway is late, or commuter traffic is ridiculous because it's raining, or someone had the nerve to write a snarky comment on your post. Does it bother you a little bit, not at all or a lot?
Each dot is a day, and you might encounter one or maybe a handful of small stresses in your daily inventory, color coded and sized by the amount of stress caused. These are handcut leather on stretched linen. Sizes are all roughly 30" x 36". Legend and future health gauge are on the right and left edge.
Courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA