Animal Attraction

Animal Attraction

Set animal traps litter the floor. Each trap has a golden square of Godiva chocolate resting on its spring plate. Sugar pours out of funnels hanging from the ceiling onto the traps below. A video oscillates on the wall spying on a crowd of men and women crossing the street while audio from an educational film on human reproduction plays. Animal Attraction explores human's physiological and psychological desire to mate. What drives humans to seek out a mate despite the threat of pain? Is it purely instinctual? How far have we really evolved from our animal ancestors?

Materials: animal traps, sugar, chocolate, canvas, video, audio