Zero doesn’t mean nothing. Zero means energy is there. But it is in a static form. It’s not doing anything, it’s sitting ... I want to intervene and break it and let it to be transformed into things.
Consisting of one hundred bright blue lattice-construction cubes, initially arranged in a ten by ten grid, invited guests were encouraged by the artist to move the units around the gallery, disrupting the uniform display to leave the cubes in a more complex and spontaneous arrangement.
Zero doesn’t mean nothing. Zero means energy is there. But it is in a static form. It’s not doing anything, it’s sitting.
I want you to dismantle this and make your own work out of it.
What I was asking them was to dismantle that sculpture and make one work of many other formations in their own way.
I want to intervene and break it and let it to be transformed into things; they explode, like a big bang.
See, something new is happening here.
It keeps changing.
Yes. When you saw initially, it was a dead structure. Once people intervened and did something with it, it becomes alive. This work is very old.
When was it first made?
‘Sixty-eight. There’s more; more that was made, but this piece was done in 2004...
...and actually transformed with the public participation. But since then, the idea of breaking symmetry, the idea that a rigid structure should move into a process of transformation has gone into my new works, which I am pursuing now.
We thought we’d stop there now.
It’s half past eleven, so we are going to draw it to a close. Do you want to have a final wander through the space? Do you want to just walk through the space once?
Just go through it and experience your creation.
You can see a dynamic transformation of things. I think it’s beautiful.