Cannot Help Them

(Video documentation of the installation)

Cannot Help Them (Bubble City, Bubble Life)


This installation involves bubble machine surrounded by a wire cage; as the bubbles emerge, they will hit the wires of the cage and burst,  with only the smallest managing to escape. The whole apparatus is provided a steady supply of bubble fluid administered via IV drip – a sort of life support system for dreams. The work uses humor to create a tension between ideals and realities. The bubble has the intriguing property of reflecting our world in a small round idealized shape but also conveys a sense of speculation, fragility and emptiness. 

Installation: Wire cage, bubble machine, IV drip and mirror, 

Cage: 200 x 200 x 200 cm