Rope Study


Two 16mm films / Installation size variable / Edition of 2
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

MM: Once I had drawn this image—a flying doll made of pieces of rope that were tied together—I drew it again at a second, successive moment in time. This image exists as two drawings and two 16mm films projected side by side. The two filmed drawings, both of which stand still and shudder at the same instant, stand in continual and expectant tension with time. During an exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum in 1994, the two films were shown in combination with a fake cinema foyer. Here, a number of drawings, some photographs, and another small work were displayed in a glass case. All the pieces explored different aspects of the concept of time.