Tischtennisbälle, poliert; Table Tennis Balls, Polished
6 table tennis balls (blue, yellow, orange, green, white, neon red), pedestal, acrylic glass cover
ø 3,9 cm each (ball) approx., 186 x 30 x 30 cm (plinth), 30 x 30 x 30 cm (Plexiglas cover)
Edition of 5
The work consists of several differently colored table tennis balls that have been polished to a high gloss. As in her Wallworks, that consist of polished sections of a wall, the discrepancy between the economy of means and the disproportionate effort needed to achieve this impression of simplicity adds a laconic, dry wit and playfulness to the strikingly sensual work.
Sander's work uses found settings and objects to uncover aesthetic properties of our surroundings that usually go unnoticed but, made visible, fundamentally alter our understanding in subtle but often startling and eye-opening ways.
The position of the balls is intentionally random. When installing, one should put the Plexiglas cover and gently move the plinth until the desired placement of the table tennis balls is achieved.