Mark Manders: Parallel Occurences / Documented Assignments
Short Sad Thoughts(1990)
Brass, nails Two parts / 22 x 3 cm each
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
MM: This work consists of two hanging wires that appear to be at the mercy of an enormous gravi tational pull. In reality, it was with great effort that I bent the wires, an act that I then repeated in exactly the same manner. The title has reced ed into the material on two levels: a thought that lets itself be conducted upward from the lower lefthand side, around the nail and back down again, and the thought process of actually bending the metal. The doubling of a moment in time is the first attempt to accommodate the passage of time in the otherwise totally immo bile Self-Portrait as a Building.