Surround (360 objects)

(2006)

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.


01. Scotch tape
02. fork
03. audio cassette tape
04. paperclip
05. 9v battery
06. razor
07. sesame oil
08. beer mug
09. colander
10. toothpaste
11. mannequin head
12. toilet plunger
13. scissors
14. aspirin bottle
15. green electrical tape
16. running shoe
17. red bike light
18. Jean Dubuffet book
19. Black Sabbath LP cover
20. keys
21. speaker
22. fly swatter
23. metal ruler
24. whit plastic bag
25. pencil
26. thumbtack
27. 7” vinyl
28. Lee Marvin “Poin Blank” DVD box
29. kleenex
30. brown sweater
31. dumbbell
32. battery powered foamer
33. Cities of Illusion, Spectacular Times booklet
34. small camera bag
35. Eveready D cell battery
36. black winter glove
37. mini cassette player/recorder
38. string
39. padlock
40. AC multi adaptor
41. full roll of toilet paper
42. urine sample container
43. stripped tuque
44. tie
45. onion
46. blank & bare cdr
47. portrait photo of my mum
48. flashlight
49. Brazilian toy twirly thing
50. glass frames from my dad
51. potato
52. Flarp! Noise-making goop
53. staple gun
54. silver hair wig
55. two dollar coin
56. Britta filter in packaging
57. dishtowel
57. Canadian Tire five cent bill
58. small rock
59. small seashell
60. “You’re Already Dead” by Crass, 7” cover
61. Adrian Piper card
62. packing foam
63. ceiling light fixture
64. clear cd from end of stack
65. Quebec car licenceplate
66. Matt Rogalsky sticker
67. bar of soap
68. electric toothbrush
69. chain
70. pair of jeans
71. candle
72. Omnichord
73. redstripped coffee cup
74. lighter
75. letter-sized envelope
76. packingbubbles
77. HONK IF YOU LOVE SILENCE sticker
78. small ziplock bag
79. hammer
80. self-portrait drawing done as a kid
81. vhs remote
82. brown belt
83. small spice bottle
84. swiss army knife
85. telephone extension cord
86. calculator
87. dental floss
88. flowers
89. pepper grinder
90. dry tea bag
91. grater
92. bottle of Pastis
93. yellow post-it
94. fire extinguisher
95. screw
96. Shure microphone
97. bottle of single malt whiskey
98. Devil fingers keychain
99. RCA cable
100. pliers

101. bottle opener
102. x-ray of teeth
103. 963
104. page of “let the sun swallow the prison” drawings
105. photo of tattoo on right elbow
106. postcard flexidisc of fiddler
107. slide of hands
108. VHS box for “The Way Things Go”
109. wallet
110. Christian Marclay’s circle of mouths
111. 2006 agenda
112. 2005 agenda
113. crumpled brown bag
114. black keyboard
115. blue sock
116. slide of green LEDs
117. Senheiser headphones
118. stethoscope
119. DAT tape with case
120. J-cloth
121. colored sticker dots
122. miniDV cassette labels
123. 2003 agenda
124. 2002 agenda
125. slide of “Say no to listening”
126. aluminum
127. cell phone
128. umbrella
129. scrub pad
130. mouthwash
131. bed pillow
132. firewire drive
133. Ajax
134. brown scarf
135. white twist tie
136. stutter-stammer folder
137. long distance phone calling card
138. train ticket
139. underwear
140. winter shoes
141. stack of cdrs
142. pencil eraser
143. exacto knife
144. USB key
145. bus tickets
146. green hospital card
147. laser pen
148. lip gloss
149. small pill container
150. NYU ID card
151. miniDV tape
152. piece of wood/doorstop
153. tripod
154. suit jacket
155. kitchen pot
156. oven mitt
157. Britta
158. tea ball strainer
159. bathroom towel
160. neon light
161. olive oil bottle
162. measuring cup
163. blue cornchips
164. sparkler
165. soup ladle (outside)
166. soup ladle (inside)
167. et sans cd cover by seripop
168. vhs tape
169. padded mailer
170. screwdriver
171. twirly lightbulb
172. maple syrup
173. masking tape
174. coat hanger
175. empty beer bottle
176. take out menus
177. business card of record store in paris
178. small dustpan with brush
179. publisac
180. bag of rice
181. red mousepad
182. booklet documenting “The People poured into the streets”
183. blank white page
184. funnel (wide view)
185. funnel (narrow view)
186. 1⁄4” leader tape
187. clipboard
188. flaxseeds
189. reel to reel tape
190. DVD player remote
191. Robaxacet pack
192. temp+humidity thing
193. small mirror
194. Paris May ‘68street photo
195. roll of pennies
196. yellow measuring tape
197. staple
198. firewire cable
199. camera memory card
200. portable alarm clock

201. yellow screw wallplug
202. Ikea screwdrover
203. nail clippers
204. elastic
205. brick from Iceland
206. large red plate
207. XLR cable
208. Behringer mixer
209. Sun Ra’s “Nuclear War” 12”
210. Montreal yellow pages
211. passport
212. U$20 bill
213. button
214. guitar pick
215. Xmas lights
216. frying pan
217. pickle
218. iPod
219. green notebook
220. Luc Paradis print
221. aloud poster
222. cover of Michael Snow’s “Cover to Cover”
223. telephone wire
224. Cahier folie culture décembre 1991
225. styrofoam
226. stainless steel bowl
227. lemon
228. silver measuring tape
229. religious tract found on street
230. nozzle
231. mouse
232. stack of magnets
233. shaving cream
234. AC extension cord
235. jar with spaghetti
236. paint roller
237. squint fucker press stickers
238. spoon
239. sphygmomanometer
240. cardboard
241. wood cutting board
242. paint brush
243. vaccum cleaner bag
244. white undershirt
245. paint pan
246. sandpaper
247. clear plastic CD bag
248. “your guts are like mine”
249. empty yogurt containers
250. blue pen
251. AC power adaptor for G3
252. percussion caps
253. banana
254. sheet of slides
255. eye mask
256. tie wrap
257. thermos
258. highlighter
259. bungee cord
260. portable radio
261. hospital wrist band
262. powerbar
263. NEU! CD face
264. bulb for video projector
265. hook
266. timer
267. small roller
268. white cotton glove
269. red sharpie
270. foam cover for Shure mic
271. pin
272. packof AA batteries
273. yellow folding chair
274. shower head
275. shovel
276. deodorant
277. row of razor blades
278. battery for G4 powerbook
279. metal whistle
280. tea strainer
281. birdcall
282. clamp
283. incense
284. empty LU cookie container
285. small stapler
286. business card of ambassador Richard Têtu
287. little box of brushes for turntable arms
288. grid for 360
289. turntable adapter for 7″
290. record cleaner
291. gum
292. change purse
293. recycling bin
294. big stapler
295. USB cable
296. 4×5 negative
297. G4 laptop
298. page from PASS
299. wine bottle
300. nightlight

301. tupperware with food
302. pie plate
303. kitchen spatula
304. empty Mason jar
305. butterdish
306. carpet
307. bulletin board
308. kettle (boiling)
309. peanut butter jar
310. mop
311. phone
312. brown & bue checked shirt
313. tweezers
314. Ricola candy
315. kitchen tile
316. polaroid film
317. paint can
318. fire alarm
319. empty tupperware
320. carrots
321. eggs
322. celery
323. knife
324. edamame
325. dishrack
326. small tripod
327. almond
328. white vinegar
329. squash
330. Q-tip
331. water bottle
332. SOS pad
333. wine glass
334. ice cube rack
335. apple
336. broom
337. mechanics’ lamp
338. ungrounded plug adaptor
339. schnapps from Iceland
340. bathroom tile
341. Le Robert & Collins
342. ice cube
343. winter jacket
344. photo of photo of photo of Grade 4 class
345. blender
346. camera bag
347. sheetof negatives
348. photo of me, age 11
349. photo of Denis Oppenheim’s “Whirlpool, Eye of the Storm”
350. electric alarm clock
351. catalog spread of “Spiral Jetty”
352. miniDV camera
353. white shirt on hanger
354. Ostinato (Louis-René Des Forêts)
355. hose clamp
356. salad spinner
357. video projector
358. learning how to write my name
359. pignose amp & mic creating feedback
360. empy toilet roll