Dark Pastoral by Jessica Hutchins
Machine Project announces the exhibition opening and book release of Dark Pastoral by artist Jessica Z Hutchins this Saturday May 29th from 6-9pm.
The installation features a larger-than-life leather body builder torso, mounted on computer controlled pneumatic lifts, somewhat like a mechanical bull. Equipped with stirrups and a conveniently located “panic” switch, Viewers will be allowed and encouraged to ride the sculpture at their own risk.
A video of the sculpture can be viewed here [dark pastoral quicktime 5.8 meg]
Pheromones are provided by doe musk heated by a custom glade plugin.
Dark Pastoral is also the title of the collection of stories written by Ms. Hutchins, who will be reading from it at 8:30. She may give the reading while riding the sculpture. We’re unsure but hopeful.
Printed in a limited edition of 500, signed and numbered copies will be available at the opening. Dark Pastoral is the first title published by Machine Project Press. Sample pages and purchase information on Dark Pastoral can be found here.
Here are some additional words.