Millstones: Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?


Exhibition Cementa & Toyota at ACUD gallery, Berlin, 2017.
Discussing the rotating sculptures with Johannes Braun of ACUD gallery.

The two rotating sculptures Millstones: Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret? are reflecting on our private economic conditions’ relation to the abstractions of global economics. The work utilizes found urban leftovers: plastic crates for food logistics, scraps of marble, microwave oven motors and bicycle parts. The sculptures borrow their form from the wind powered spinning advertisement signs – a feature fighting for our attention, trying to affect us.

“Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?” is the headline of a spam email, another attempt of affecting our (monetary trans)actions. In this specific case, the spam introduces us to the concept of Fibonacci trading, a technique for stock exchange traders where the Golden ratio/Fibonacci sequence is used to predict stock market behavior.

What is our relation to this Omnipresent Omnipotent Autonomous Organism, that is the hive mind of global economy? An erratic collective consciousness – as much based on science as astrology, as emotional, melodramatic and whimsical as our shopping habits. We need our daily lunch plates spinning on our present day millstones – the microwave ovens – so can we find any other scale for our human interaction besides the current?

 


exhibition view, Cementa & Toyota at ACUD gallery, Berlin, 2017.

 


Millstone II: Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?
exhibition view from Cementa & Toyota at ACUD gallery, Berlin, 2017.

 


Millstone I: Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?

HDPE plastic, concrete, stone, microwave motor and a bicycle crank axle.
The title “Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?” is quoted from a spam email subject line.

130 x 60 x 50 cm
2017

 


Millstone II: Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?

Polypropylene plastic, concrete, marble, microwave motor and a bicycle crank axle.
The title “Wanna Know the Fibonacci Secret?” is quoted from a spam email subject line.

130 x 60 x 50 cm
2017

 

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