Installation with two ballmachines, motor, wood, ball, various materials, 12 x 2 x 2,50 m, 2010.
"An essential principle of every game is that the rules are the same for everyone; the starting point of every game is symmetry. The end result of a game is intended to engender asymmetry by producing a winner. This asymmetry is the product of non-structural factors: individual skill or talent, chance, or accident—in other words, an 'event'." (1)
Two identical and improvised wood-constructions shoot via a mechanism with rolls a rubber-ball into the other machine. The ball is shot indirectly into the chute. Both machines work with old and deranged tumble-dryer motors.
The video documents the installation at Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe during the diploma-exam 2010.
This work was granted the ZKM Förderpreis, 2010.
(1) Boris Weisman, “Claude Levi-Strauss, Chiasmus and the Ethnographic Journey,” Arachnofiles no. 2 (Autumn 2001)