Surround (360 objects)
Surround (360 objects) consists of three hundred and sixty revolutions of 360 degrees, each with a different household object.
It is the first in a series of works investigating the redundancy of the circle. The series is inspired by the following moment in Plato’s Cratylus: “By the dog, I believe, I have a fine intuition which has just come to me, that the very ancient men who invented names were quite like most of the present philosophers who always get dizzy as they turn round and round in their search for the nature of things, and then the things seem to them to turn round and round and be in motion. They think the cause of this belief is not an affection within themselves, but that the nature of things really is such that nothing is at rest or stable, but everything is flowing and moving and always full of constant motion and generation.”
First shown in the form of three short videos (00:57, 00:55, 00:56) as part of Trou, Galerie de l’UQAM, 0ctober 20 – November 25, 2006.