POWER TOOLS, PLUGGED IN

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POWER TOOLS is a series of soft sculptures of plugs, power strips, and USB chargers, doubling as interactive plush furniture and limp, sheer ghostly forms.

 

Sophia Sobers USB Adapters
USB Adapters and USB Cord
USB Adapters by Sophia Sobers
USB Adapters
Dual Headed 3 Prong Plug by Sophia Sobers
Dual Headed 3 Prong Plug
Dual Headed 3 Prong Plug by Sophia Sobers
Dual Headed 3 Prong Plug

 


POWER TOOLS was presented at On Canal in NYC. From day to night, the additional lights in the room changed the perception and atmosphere of the space and types of interaction that would occur. Below is documentation from that exhibition.

POWER TOOLS by Sophia Sobers
USB Adapters, USB Cords, Power Strip
 USB Adapters, Power Strip view at night from On Canal by Sophia Sobers
USB Adapters, Power Strip view at night from On Canal

As part of On Canal, Synthetic Sound Baths were performed on a weekly basis using synthesizers and pedals. 


 

Plugged In was exhibited as part of AAP’s 106th Annual Exhibition as a small installation within a former changing room. Sheer forms allowed the quality of the fabric to help dictate and orient the presentation of how electrical connections were interpreted as large fabric forms. Digital work was also integrated to show an almost obsessive quality towards the study of these forms.