Vacancy KIT



Galerie Observatoire 4  (Montréal, Canada, 1995)



Galerie Observatoire 4  (Montréal, Canada, 1996)

5 concrete blocks akin to those that skirt empty city spaces form a pentangle on top of dirt taken from a vacant lot.

5 slots are located next to the monitor. With their prosthetic belts, the blocks suggest medical or sacrificial tables.

Entering the program is to journey within a map of prosthetic limbs, organs and body parts currently available.


The blocks have straps from prosthetic limbs protruding from them. One block has a computer screen sunk into it.

To interact with the work, audience members have to insert a credit card into the slots to trigger/play the program.

Inside the prosthetic body, a ‘data ghost’ appears in the form of a design for a mechanical body drafted in the C19th.