"Tierra Sin Males" is a spinning, spiraling, fracturing video piece which moves both with and against expectations or known laws of physics. A large glass globe rolls tensely back and forth on a track over a central fulcrum. Embedded within the sphere is an image which may call forth numerous references, Attic, Etruscan ... but is in fact the reflection of a highway sign near the Mexico/US border warning drivers not to hit immigrants as they flee across the road. It rolls up, catching slightly over the edge, contorts, distorts - primeval or of the future.
The piece is digitally generated. Within the context of a room, the object and shadows move, shift. They spin, hit, spin back faster, hesitate, pivot, continue. The piece is accompanied by a deep reverberating sound track, the sounds taken from the real world.
"TIERRA SIN MALES" is part of Kleinberg's investigation into revolving tension. It hovers in equilibrium/disequilibrium, precarious location and dislocation, extending questions in a physical and possible world. It premiered at TRA, Venice Biennale 2011, then in 3D at Art Basel Miami in 2012.