nothing is for free, kinetic-autodestructive sculpture, 2013, iron, motor, transformer, pulse width modulator
kinetic-destructive sculpture “Nothing is for Free”: A swing is hanging from the ceiling of an empty room. While swinging, time and time again, the object hits the wall and by doing so causes partial injury, a scratch. With every repeating clash, the wall is removed bit by bit. However, the swing will never be able to fully go through the wall. Having a closer look, one can realize the children’s swing is made out of steel that turns into a threatening and cold mechanism rather than an inviting one. The machines movements become a destructive performative act, in which a children's toy transforms into an apparatus of unrest.