Always Watch What The Hands Do, 2007

Medium: Metal structure, wire, rocks-mine debris. Seat: painted steel | Dimensions: 280 x 600 x 320 cm

The installation Always watch what the hands do addresses the essence of handcraftsmanship and occupies 20 square meters. I have used rocks -mine debris- and wire to construct a contemplative cell, into which the visitor is invited to sit and to meditate. My critique centers on timesaving, on the pursuit of economic profit as well as on the rapid accumulation of world capital.

I dedicated myself to collecting each stone, “wasting time” and forfeiting economic gain, since the construction of the cavern necessitated months of hard labor. I created a cage in which the viewer is invited to contemplate the issue of work, beginning with manual labor.