Weapon of Choice
Date: February 2017
Materials: Baseball Bat, Speaker, Arduino, Wood, Plaster, Resin
The bat is an interactive sculpture which when swung says derogatory words. The words were collected from people who have fallen victim to the words they contributed. Although the vessel is complete, this conversation and archiving of words of hate will continue with other communities who have also been victim to hate crimes within the United States.
The bat is an weapon present at many civil rights riots. Violence is a tool for oppression and liberation. Depending on who swings the bat, and for what reasons, changes the meaning of it's form.
This project has been approached with respect and admiration for all people. Conversation and criticism is appreciated as this project moves forward.