The Hustle

Date: 2015

Medium: Performable Object

Materials: Steel, wood, upholstery, mechanical parts    

Dimensions: 2.6m x 4.6m x 2.8m

 

A large scale free-standing sculpture, The Hustle, invites visitors to enter one of two walks of life: one a fast-moving hustle, the other a seductively soft resting place. These take the form of two rotary drums connected by a gearbox and drive chain. The gearing is designed so that the movement of the fast-paced climbers eventually destabilizes those lounging on the slow-moving side. These artworks are not passive objects, but rather they demand our awareness, one moment at a time. They examine the way we as a society assign value, build value systems, and accumulate perceived wealth.


 

© 2017 Anja Ulfeldt