soothsayer
an interactive piece watch the video

In 2005 my father the family photographer sent me his Pana-Vue Automatic Slide Viewer. I love its simplicity yet remembered how mysterious it was to me when I was a child. My piece, Soothsayer tells the future instead of showing us the past. It also comments on the opacity of technology. The paradox of a good gadget is that it both obtuse and absolutely transparent. Soothsayer is constructed like the lower half of the popular arcade fortune telling gypsy. The Pana-Vue now the renamed future-vue sits on the table like a crystal ball but acts acted like a demented magic eight ball in which every response is inconclusive.