Perpetual Circumstances



As we approach the end of an unprecedented period of lockdown, the confinement of our online existence begins to break into the physical world again. Perpetual Circumstances plays on the transition between these two contexts, translating tropes of #oddlysatisfying viral imagery into an endless physical loop. The kinetic functionality of the sculpture ascertains to hold the viewers gaze as they wait for the movements of the work to repeat. The slowness of its motion and pauses coded into its script define an elongated understanding of the duration of the work, similar to the change in perception of time as we change between physical and digital contexts.

Perpetual Circumstances will be on display during the 2021 Design Open at Kazerne, Eindhoven.