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Don't Touch My Chains

Gene Hill's avatar Gene Hill

Don't Touch My Chains features paintings mounted on Roombas that roam the gallery floor. The canvases carry printed phrases that develop the installation's premise– setting a group of paintings loose to move independently in space. The artist intends for the printed phrases to frame the movement of the paintings such that their journey becomes a reflection of the human condition, specifically the tension between freedom and constraint, success and failure, aimlessness and purpose. Hopefully, the pieces read as human analogs, and a sense of recognition occurs between the viewer and the artwork. If a viewer has the thought, "My God, I've lived like that. I've felt like that." the installation has achieved its intended goal.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Varies
  • Medium: Painting/Installation
  • Width: Varies
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: Varies