Medium: 9,273 Plastic Spoons, 3091 Rubber Bands
Size: 375cm high x 440cm x 440cm
Three spoons are bound together with a rubber band to form a unit, like a tripod. Each unit tessellates with others to build a pyramidal structure. Over time, the rubber in the band perishes and the unit collapses. The whole sculpture is then undermined and experiences a random decay. The materials return back to plastic spoons and rubber bands.
This process was filmed with time-lapse photography programmed to take one frame every twenty minutes, day and night for 4 months, a video of this decay is exhibited next to the sculpture.
Spoons was first exhibited in Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary in the inaugural exhibition at the new Museum of Arts & Design, New York: http://madmuseum.org/press/releases/second-lives-remixing-ordinary
2008-09 Second Lives – Remixing The Ordinary, The Museum of Art And Design, New York
2010 Moments of Repetition: The Nunnery, London
2013 Sisyphus: Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield