iBall is a work about performativity and presence, about being looked at and about supporting that gaze, about interacting and transacting, about being isolated and staying connected … none of which is easily accomplished. The artist is confined in a perspex sphere, visible but isolated physically, open to visual communication. The audience is not closely seated, but standing apart and occasionally ambient, moving in a pre-organized manner.
The artist interacts with the audience on a one-to-one basis. An exchange is made. The nature of the exchange is selected by the audience member.