photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

 

Balancing Act

Year: 2019 | Exhibition: The Conversation Show | Curator: Maria Cristina Didero
Commission: Design Museum Holon

Mobiles are kinetic objects that have virtually no function, yet are filled with character and personal charm. Their structure combines weights and sails, which enable them to remain balanced and respond to their surroundings with movement.

The process of creative thinking similarly combines balance and movement. It involves the constant motion of ideas unfolding in the course of conversations with oneself and with another – both verbal and visual, real and imagined. These conversations are the balancing element that creates equilibrium between the weights and sails of the creative process. In this project, we chose to present our conversations about balance through mobiles and a playful engagement with images. Our aim was to engender similar conversations among visitors by inviting them to engage in a process of identification, study, interpretation and discovery.

Wings, which come in many forms, are both functional and structural, poetic and fragile. They are the forelimbs used for flight by real and mythological creatures, and have represented a technological challenge ever since antiquity, serving as the object of human fantasies. These characteristics led us to choose them as our object of study and overarching image.

This project may be likened to visiting an imaginary department dedicated to the study of winged creatures, while also enabling a glimpse of the development processes unfolding at the studio. It reflects our internal dialogues and the range of cultural materials that serve as our prism for looking at the world. Our search for experiences of wonder is predicated, in this case, on simplicity and balance.

Now - 27.10.2019 at Design Museum Holon

 
 
 
photo: Shay Ben Efraim

photo: Shay Ben Efraim

 
photo: Shay Ben Efraim

photo: Shay Ben Efraim