A fishbowl on a table, covered with sheer black fabric.

Helen Lessick – Dreams, Deception and Skepticism

Helen Lessick’s 1994 Jack Straw Artist Support Program project, Dreams, Deception and Skepticism, was a 2-channel audio sculpture comprised of a side table with a fish bowl holding live sea monkeys (daphnia), covered with translucent black and white scrims.  A wall-mounted headphone set at the end of the table connected to an audio recorder. Visitors would hear two voices in conversation on a short loop.  The project was exhibited at Jack Straw.