Conveyor belt, dual-channel looping video, plaster snails, rock salt

Collaboration with Kyle Butler created for the Squeaky Wheel 2012-2013 RAAR Residency

Participants place plaster casts of Helix Pomatia (edible garden snails) on a moving conveyor belt to face three swinging croquet mallets that knock 4 out of every 5 snails into a rock salt bed at the base of the sculpture. Dual-channel video of unsympathetic allseeing eyes watch the carnage, impassive. If the snails survive the crossing, they are rewarded by being unceremoniously dumped into a hopper identical to the one they are plucked from.