Sometimes it seems like someone makes all the work you’ve ever wanted to. Jeppe Hein’s witty, poetic and sometimes off the wall body of kinetic work has me throwing my hands up in the air and shrugging. I have sketch video’s of dust bunnies being pushed around by air. The screw in the wall is not an idea I’ve had, but quite similar. I’ve often thought of peep holes in the wall (although I didn’t resolve what was inside). Needless to say, I really enjoy Hein’s work and even had a chance to see a piece at the MCA a couple weeks ago.
This piece has transformed itself many times since it’s conception. It was going to be excerpts from “carefree” songs (such as those by Jack Johnson) with a torso-esque figure attached to the wall doing a shoulder dance. For awhile it was going to be powered by a tape player motor. I tried making an armature out of lego’s and erector set, wood and pully’s. Each of these things hit it’s own road blocked and pushed me into the direction of this final piece. It was critiqued last week Tuesday before we left for Thanksgiving break.