Acrylic case, CRT monitor, single channel audio and video
10 by 10 by 14 inches

Tivon Rice's dog is asleep on the job. Actually, being asleep is the job. His slack mouth fills Rice's video screen, which is the size of a large flashlight. There's snoring on the soundtrack as the dog's long, flat tongue flutters behind the broken-picket fence of its wet, white teeth. The video is a good example of a new movement that might be called the malignant benign. The dog is napping (benign), but his mouth looks like a tunnel of death (malignant) at a carnival, accompanied by drool.

Excerpt from Lawrimore artists spin different realities from the same themes. Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 8/16/2006