In Loco Parentis

Installation

2014

In Loco Parentis, the Latin phrase meaning “in place of the parent,” is the title for Plastic Perfect’s third and final installation - a kitchen.  In the kitchen there’s a central refrigerator with its door ajar, a potent symbol of America as the land of promise.  Two video projections frame the open fridge like parentheses.  One, on the right, is a twitching man-sized white mouse, by turns cute and repulsive, stands on its hind legs to nibble plundered cheese. The other has a two year old girl separately projected onto a highchair fully absorbed by the iPad in her hands. Mounds of Cheerios cover the floor.