Turned on, In Range, Ready to Pair 

Installation, variable dimensions,  stud wall, pine wood, ceramic tiles, car seat leather, steel rings, usb-c cables, Bluetooth chips, concrete, plaster, ceramic, 2019

Begining from the early 2000s, the use of Bluetooth created a covert form of digital cruising. By renaming their devices, queer people, mostly gay men, reclaimed their presence in public space, which allowed them to communicate surreptitiously.  Short radio range of bluetooth requires this digital method to incorporate with the physical space. Turned on, in range, ready to pair explores the legacy of queer space and its transformation through technology. Each object within the installation is equipped with a Bluetooth chip that transmits a short poem as the name of the device to the digital environment. The objects seep into the digital layer of the city hoping to be found, proposing different strategies of occupying space and articulating desire.

can_host /

pine studs with plywood panels, flange,
bluetooth chip, lion batteries 7 ft x 9 ft 

fr_sodom_to_gomorrah /

embossed car seat leather, metal hook,
bluetooth chip

stud_6ft /

decaying pine stud, latex, bluetooth chip 

spoiled /

french cleat shaped pine wood hooked on
can_host, acrylic paint, bluetooth chip 

9in_deep /

cast concrete, resin, water, bluetooth chip

always_always_always /

cast concrete, resin, water, bluetooth chip

looking /

flex pipe, plaster, rockite, bluetooth chip


concrete, steel wires, black pigment
bluetooth chip


ceramic granules, rockite, metal frame,
bluetooth chip


ceramic tiles, stud wall, bluetooth chip