Jon Chambers


Mirrored Furby (Sad Furby)

Furby, mirror

2011

Dimensions variable

One quirk of the original Furby from the late 90s was that if you held it upside down, it would start to cry and complain. This is because a sensor (gyroscope) is triggered, letting the Furby know of its current state. In this piece, the Furby goes through Lacanian self realization, while being subjected to an uncomfortable situation.