Boundaries of Consumption
Transparent 16 mm film, modified projector, film canisters, 2 metal spheres
Edition of 3
In Boundaries of Consumption (2012) two metal balls move unpredictably on top of a stack of film cans. Their choreography is documented by two restless shadows contrasted with a colored film strip projected onto the wall. The celluloid passes through the pile of cans, randomly lifting and destabilizing it. Within the interplay between instability and balance, the projector illuminates the balls and causes their movement and thereby exists as phenomenon and idea simultaneously. A tension builds between all the constitutive elements of the sculpture—somewhere in between a balancing act and a magic trick, the two balls morph into one and become two again in the projection.