Weigh In, 2008, Single-channel video sculpture (interactive), 05:51, 10.5' x 9.5' x 10"
This piece is a large bathroom scale, which the audience can step onto and trigger the video. The video is placed where normally the weight is read but my "feel good" scale will have a doctor lip syncing to "feel good" songs.
This project began as a Guinness Book of World Records (GBWR) challenge to myself to build the largest bathroom scale in the world. My intention: a scale that would make any person feel small, no matter how much they weighed. I actually applied, but was rejected by the GBWR. They did not want to create a "first," new category, for my attempt. If it were accepted, I would have made the scale work accurately, as one of the conditions of something normally small made large has to work as the normal-sized object.