The phrase on top of the sticks’ construction -taken from an engineering book- is a rational statement: The process of falling to bits reveals key facts of construction. However, in combination with the shadow it produces, the fragility of the structure that supports it, and how it moves when the spectator walks by, it creates a sense of corporal unbalance that modifies that rational judgment, as the shadow becomes an ominous anticipation of the collapse the phrase warns about.
Construction made out of 1400 2 mm x 2mm pine spruce strips, light projection.
Variable dimensions, approx. 180 x 150 x 200 cm
Edition of 2 (English – Spanish)
MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) collection (Spanish version)
1, ©Ariel Authier
2,3,5 and 6, ©Claudia Fontes
4,7,8 and 9, ©Gustavo Lowry