A kit for any klutz who wishes to woo
a potential lover, ‘Pleasurecraft’ is a vehicular kit that
choreographs gesture and landscape to produce an outting full
of splendor and romance. The potential lover wil find PleasureCraft's
luxurious pullows and easy-to-reach champagne cooler irresistable.
Suitors will love PleasureCraft for its easy-to-use instructions
that make Romance easy - one, two, three!
The suitor begins when he/she steps in
the boat and first begins to read the operator's manual. Pictures
indicate what to do next--comb the moustache, don the bowtie,
bust out the TicTacs -- then uncork the champagne, what tempo
to follow, etc.
Often, a clumsy serenade can be attributed to an overwhelming amount of details
and a failure to attend to the right ones in the right order. But PleasureCraft
solves this problem through its built-in water wheel, perfectly callibrated
to the RPM of the River Seine. By listening to the music and glancing at the
operator manual, the suiter knows what cues to follow and when.
(‘Pleasurecraft’ questions the
human agency in constructing the pictoral imaginary and an ethnographic
examination of our species’ mating rituals.)
‘Mortise and Tenon’ will travel in 2009 to the MIT Museum (Cambridge, US), Samson
Projects (Boston, US), and Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Philadelphia, US). The exhibition
is made possible through contributions from the MIT Council for the Arts, the
Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab, Luke Lozier/Bibliopolis, and le Fondation
Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada
wood, gramophone, fiberglass, velour, books, discs,
champaigne & glasses, moustache comb, Spanish Fly, Tic Tacs, bike chain,
camac (Marnay-sur-Seine, France) and the MIT Museum (Cambridge, MA)
TO DOWNLOAD THE PLEASURECRAFT OPERATOR'S MANUAL AS A PDF