Distance

The work is a site-specific installation that relates directly to the architectural configuration of the exhibition space. A modular design using steel tracks makes it adjustable to various spatial settings, and it is assembled to run through the entire building and/or the exhibition space. The work thus takes on different forms depending on the spatial conditions of the exhibition venue. When a visitor enters the space, a sensor reacts and releases a ball which is set in motion and runs the length of the track, passing loopings, sharp curves and other dynamic sections within the 800-meter-long circuit. At first, the visitor follows the white plastic ball on its route, but as multiple visitors trigger a new ball every 15 seconds, one soon loses track of one’s own ball and starts experiencing the whole architecture as a moving and dynamic structure.


Year: 2004
Material: Iron, electrical motor, PVC balls, sensors, technical apparatus
Dimensions: balls ø 25 cm; circuit variable

Exhibitions:
Distance, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, DE, 2004
Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, SE, 2005
Distance, The Moore Space, Miami, USA, 2005
Distance, The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London, UK 2007
Sense City, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, DK, 2009
Distance, IMA -Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA, 2010
Distance, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, DK, 2013
Distance, LIFE - Lieu International des Formes Emergentes, FR, 2014
Distance, SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, NO, 2017