• 'shared Wings’, 2021InstallationCarbon rods, latex balloons, helium, cord, swivel joint, weightSize: Ø 4,5m x H 3mYoutube Video click here
Similar to a floating drawing in space, the thin carbon connecting rods are carried by black balloons filled with helium. Spheres, which are lighter than air, lift interconnected thin rods upwards, enabling them to float horizontally. The installation is reminiscent of Alexander Calder's light mobiles, but in this arrangement, it is turned upside down and thus freed from its gravity. A balancing act against gravity becomes floating equilibrium.
Only a small weight prevents the levitating installation from flying away. Even the slightest flow of air sets the installation in motion. The lines and spheres glide smoothly and harmoniously around each other, whereby it is left to chance whether random movements or moments of geometric harmony are to be seen.
Beyond the astonishment at the strength in balance, vulnerability and lightness which the installation reveals about physical laws, ‘shared Wings’ also generates associations concerning the interdependencies of all living beings.