Three spoons are bound together with a rubber band to form a unit, like a tripod. Each unit tessellates with others to build a pyramidal structure. Over time, the rubber in the band perishes and the unit collapses. The whole sculpture is then undermined and experiences a random decay. The materials return back to plastic spoons and rubber bands.
This process was filmed with time-lapse photography programmed to take one frame every twenty minutes, day and night for 4 months, a video of this decay is exhibited next to the sculpture.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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