please don't let me die

2x4s, drywall, fiberglass insulation, outlet, light switch, MacBook

2016
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Shown at The Balcony Gallery's exhibition "Mother" at Pomona College, please don't let me die features a standard 4x8' wall turned inside-out, creating an innocently playful and richly textured surface made of fiberglass insulation, an irritant for humans. The computer is stuck in an infinite loop of restarting and shutting down with the startup chime echoing a child's cries. Though the computer is attached to the wall via the umbilical-like charging cord, the wall itself is not wired to electricity. While the computer's survival is dependent on the wall, the wall is unable to sustain its life. Eventually, the computer's battery dies and the piece falls silent.