Copyright Clara Ursitti


Sound and scent piece for three laptops.

Three laptops have a conversation, using some of the texts I found in an online chatroom, about the problem of a laptop smelling of body odour.   The work stinks.   As the day progresses, because of the heat from the battery, the smell becomes stronger.   The laptops complain of smelling human and offer each other sympathy and possible solutions.   They're synchronized, and don't talk all the time, just every 10 minutes or so, and are placed very casually in the gallery so that you might not notice them, until they start talking to one another. There are two male voices ( Bruce and Ralf ) and one female ( Vicki )

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2009

( Also shown at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, 2008 )