- Missed Connections is a series of simple white boxes each with a personal ad about a missed encounter culled from Craigslist, laser cut into the faceplate. When the handle on the side of the box is turned, Crisco extrudes through the text. The once legible text slowly begins to distort and becomes a totally illegible mess. The weight and viscosity of the Crisco causes it to break off and fall to the ground. These hand-crank machines are not only a literal materialization of the narrative arc surrounding the "Missed Connection" process but also a metaphor for how memories become distorted through fantasy. In either case, an event occurs and is later remembered, but the "truth" of the situation or even the initial memory of it is lost.