Paul Pfeiffer b. 1966
Sex Machine (2001)
Duration: 47"

"Sex Machine," a second, single-image work with a similar format, shows a short loop of a pop singer on stage in close-up and in mid-croon. His facial features have been digitally erased. In any event he's largely obscured by the chunky microphone, which he caresses with both hands. They're clasped around its girth in a manner at once erotic and prayerful (Francis Bacon again). The muffled soundtrack repeats a breathy gasp.