An interactive kinetic chair sculpture, under which seat is a metal phallus with a rack and pinion mechanism that runs along its shaft. This mechanism is connected to a circular crank on the side, and when turned, causes the phallus to lift up and down between the legs of the seated person. It’s manual operation, look and proportions suggest that it could be either a medieval torture device or a fun party gag.
Robert Donnelly is a multidisciplinary artist practicing in Toronto. The work Donnelly creates is informed by an installation practice involving performance, mechanics, video and text. He has studied fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, receiving a BFA in 2011.