Title: Courtesy Bench
(from the series “Art that says Hello”)

Year: 1999

Medium: Ottoman with audio equipment and digital recording.

Description:  When gallery-goers sit on this ottoman they trigger an audio recording of the artist’s voice saying “Hello” that is heard from speakers attached to its underside. This responsive furniture is an extension of the performance intervention series ‘Art that says Hello’ that was conducted on behalf of the fictional company Art Courtesy Services.

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