The sphere has the freedom to move anywhere within its case, but it lacks spatial reference. Its pattern of movement simulates the behaviour of a fly, as though the artwork were animate and trapped beneath a watch-glass. When the ‘fly’ senses the presence of a person at its perimeter, it changes the demeanour of its flight in response. The continuing physical interplay of action and reaction can offer a new perspective to our own behaviour, its effects and apparent freedom, in the current age.
Documentation from the 4th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Peter Weibel.