multimedia installation
185cm x 127cm x 84.5cm
Cell is a multimedia installation featuring a giant red balloon stuck inside the confined space of the Salamanca Arts Centre's Lightbox gallery. A thin metal tube pushes into the balloon, which in turn pushes against the windows of the gallery and appears to be on the verge of bursting. The work is a representation of the feeling of being under pressure. Housed in a glass box that is too small for it, the balloon is compressed into an unnatural shape and is completely unable to move. At night, it emits pulses of light that emulate the pace of a beating heart and can be seen from some distance outside the building, much like a beacon or other type of emergency signal.