A Volume within which it is not Possible for Certain Classes of Action to Arise

William Forsythe
1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Scaffolding structure, drywall
Courtesy of the artist

Producer: Julian Gabriel Richter

October 16., 2015
Frankfurt, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2015

Frankfurt Volume, MMK, 2015
Zurich Volume, Kunsthaus, 2017
Boston Volume, ICA, 2018
Dhaka, Dhaka Art Summit, 2020

A floating cube tailored specifically to the museum architecture determines the empty volume in which the work is realized by the visitor. Physical mobility is typically characterized as occurring in a space that would not impede the intention to move in any direction, particularly from an upright position. The work offers the visitor the possibility of consciously experiencing the loss of this broad degree of freedom which, on a daily basis, contributes significantly to our world view.


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