Mechanism for Spectacular Experiences
Blown glass, cut mirror, thermal adhesive, steel, found treadmill, mixed-media, gallery lighting
H. 110” / W. 240” / D. 240”
A glass chandelier, perhaps the most opulent manifestation of a functional commodity, was recreated, based on a digital image of an 18th century design.
The entire surface was covered in small squares of cut mirror.
A treadmill is a device on which the user moves in place at various speeds in a self-imposed laborious activity.
These two objects have been connected by a mechanical system that translates rotational motion ninety degrees.
Lit from four sides, the mirrored veneer of the chandelier creates a cosmic barrage of reflections onto the local architecture.
The exposed apparatus reveals the labor that drives this spectacle thus anchoring the spectacle to its source.