Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma Exhibition by Dan Senn . University of Puget Sound, March 1994 . . front: The Trampoline Family
Out to Dry.

Out to Dry

Consists of 32 photo scans of my face pressed against glass hung beneath the suspended frame shown in the photo.
Two video run continuously behind the hanging photos: a color video of a mapping of inner-city weeds taken in
downtown Tacoma in the spring of 1993 and the other, an percussive animation of my face as seen in the photo
scans and played back over an old b/w television. The sound track for one video machine consists of the
 text called Appealaspeile, an account of the bureaucratic ousting of a committed artist from a
company position written and read in a style reminiscent of Kafka work.
The stereo sound track for the other video is a real-time feedback improvisation from
Scrapercussion #7 made for "No Art Arts Day" in New York City in 1989.

The Trampoline Family

Consists of three "trampolines" each featuring the crushed face of three children
ld in a transparency stretched within a pine dowel frame. The rusted mesh on each
trampoline acts as a Theremin which senses view proximity (closeness) with
the resulting tone transmitted over piezo speakers attached to the back
of the scanned photographs (the photo act redundantly as a speaker diaphram).