Human endeavor

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Concept and realisation (at Buitenkunst 2013, with very limited materials available) of an imperfect ‘bowling ball’. The idea is that the imperfectness makes you somehow always fail, where ever you aim it at.

It was only when reading Sloterdijk’s Spheres that i became aware of the De Ludo Globi game of Nicolas of Cusa, which is about the difficulty for human beings to reach God. “God” is in the middle of a concentric circles of which the outer one is called Chaos. The player has to aim the ‘bowling ball’ at the center of the circles. However, the ball that is used for this is deliberately made in such a way that its pathway will be somewhat unpredictable and not a straight line at all.

 

 

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