Artists Statement Wankometer
Wankometer creator Phoebe Adams' Artist Statement
Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of parody as a metaphorical interpretation of both Duchamp and Wanking.
What began as a personal journey of Wankism has translated into images of humor and hand that resonate with other performance artist people to question their own silverness.
My mixed media Wankometer embodies an idiosyncratic view of science and art, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between science fiction, arts and hamburgers.
My work is in the private collection of David Walsh's second cousin twice removed who said 'this is so Avant Garde!, that's some real Sciency Art.'
I am a recipient of a grant from the Cascades Female Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop at TMAG. I may have exhibited in group shows at Legs’n’Breasts and MONA, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my bedroom and the kitchen.
Created with “Artists Statement Generator 2000” http://10gallon.com/statement2000/
This statement registered a wankometer reading of "CR/DD".
The state of the art, technological wizardry of the Wankometer
It started as an idea to create a device that would revolutionise the writing and assessment of artists statements. No longer would artists have to spend sleepless nights tossing and torturing themselves with the question "Did I put enough art-wank in there?".
Wankometer shell construction using the latest wood torturing devices
How does it work? The Wankometer can take a reading of the amount of art-wank and give an accurate art-wank measurement from NN (Fail) through to HD (High Distinction).
As the amount of art-wank increases the wank-display light starts to emit light and an internal buzzer gives a clear sound indication of art-wank levels as they increase or decrease. The artist needs only to read their artist statements or the artists statement of others for a reading to register on the device.
Close up of the art-wank measurement units of NN - HD
Quite unexpectedly I have discovered that this device is also capable of detecting and measuring ambient art-wank levels in a room, building, artwork and even people! (I pointed it at myself and it almost blew a fuse!)
The amazing wankometer
The Wankometer is currently available only in retro silver Hammerite and uses x10 12 volt AA batteries (not included). It comes with two easy grip handles and state of the art casing holes.
rear view of the amazing Wankometer
The wankometer was originally created for a UTAS ArtSchool sculpture assignment to make a tool from wood. It has since exceeded its original purpose and has become the "must have" item of any serious fine art student wishing to pursue a career in the fine arts world of the fine arts (as opposed to rough or thick arts). Negotiations have commenced for a scaled down version that may become available soon... it may or may not be called the "iWank".