What is gained by interfacing with an extension of yourself? What do you get from staring into a two way mirror knowing you are also on the other side? Everything Has a Function is a show title and a description. Rebecca Tennenbaum imagines a showroom of speculative smart devices she rebrands as “Conscious Objects” focused solely on the betterment of the self, not of the business. Imagine, for example, if Alexa was held to APA standards.
There’s a mouth guard that measures nightly grind patterns and uses the data to make you more honest with yourself in your waking life, a machine that weighs the outcomes of life decisions using simple visual symmetry, and an air filter that detects and freshens unresolved social interactions.
Rebecca Tennenbaum received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MAT and BFA from the University of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include At The Same Time, a NAPOLEON group show GoggleWorks in Reading, PA, and Fever Dream at Fjord Gallery in Philadelphia. She teaches 3D Foundations at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She is excited to spend July 2019 at MassMoCA in North Adams, MA.
NAPOLEON debut’s Everything Has A Function, an exhibition by Rebecca Tennenbaum. There will be an opening opening from 6 – 10PM on First Friday, June 3rd. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 6PM and by appointment.