The Right Appliance for the Job

In appearance, Appliance might suggest that it was made by a male because it is constructed using materials and techniques associated with industries traditionally dominated by men. In title, Appliance might suggest that it is to be used by a female because appliances are associated with household work, an area that has traditionally been the woman’s purview. Instead, having been made by a woman and having an ambiguous function, Appliance challenges these types of inferences. Additionally, Appliance’s action is unpredictable, neither continuously on or off. Its action is its own; no control is ceded to the viewer through any sensors.

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