My Dad Thinks You're Dead

2016
10"x10"x18"
pine, laser-etched glass, soft glass, string, pulley, step-motor, magnet, homemade ferrofluid suspension

Motor-powered claw machine containing ferrofluid

This interactive piece explores developments in biological and genetic engineering and the ethical debate raised by these advancements. The audience is granted the power to manipulate by using the joystick to move the magnetic claw, controlling the shape and positioning of the contained liquid.