Aspirations

By Bernie Lubell

Tuesday, March 27–Sunday, April 8, 2018 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Weekdays, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Weekends, and 6:00–10:00 p.m. on Thursdays (Ages 18+)
South Gallery, Tinkering Studio

Included with museum admission.

Note: Times may vary slightly.


Experience the ups and downs of winning, losing, and sharing with Aspirations, an interactive contraption featuring two inflatable lounges connected to a blower and valve allowing you and a friend to share or compete for air.

By pulling a cord, you inflate your lounge while deflating the other; the more air you get, the less your partner receives. Can you share the air? Surveillance video interspersed with written questions appears on a monitor overhead, inviting deeper reflection on your rise and fall.

Bernie Lubell creates interactive sculptural installations based on his studies in psychology and engineering. His projects have included a Stone-Age digital computer, a rainstorm of chaos and nostalgia, a phone booth-confessional communications network, and a simulation of the human heart as mechanical device.

The production of Aspirations is supported by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.