Jr. Jr. Are You All Right?
In this endlessly repeating tableau, a pair of Red Cross CPR dummies engage in a life-or-death scenario, while a projection of a lifeguard runs towards a nearby window. The dummies, commonly used in CPR training for lifeguards and first responders, are lifelike with chests that can accept compressions and mouths that can intake breaths into lung-like air bladders. Here the dummies are found alone in a room; one dummy lays on the ground â€śnot breathingâ€ť and the other hovers over him, enacting chest compressions in order to save his life. Of course, neither dummy is â€śaliveâ€ť in the traditional sense, and in fact in the tableau, the â€śnot breathingâ€ť dummy is hooked up to an air compressor on an electronic delay, which enacts a form of breathing into the downed dummyâ€™s chest air bladder.
8 x 5 x 15 ft.
Video projection, CPR dummies, air compressor, bananas, first-aid box
Photo by Erik Peterson.