Playing with elements of the “everyday” in a paradox that works humorously,
making the logical context disappear. The observation of an infinite motion
allows the audience to relax and enter a state of mind that lets our
The main piece is a funicular, where silhouette cutouts are gently buncing back
and forth in an endless circuite. Waste materials, like bicycle wheels, metal trash,
wire, wood, rubber tubes and sand paper, are recycled in a low-tech rail that sings
a beautiful symphony of mechanical sounds, that carries across situations and
objects of everyday life: TV-series, news, fixing the car, combing one’s hair, up-
loading on the Internet, fixing a plumbing issue or cutting a slice of cheese.
The movement of each piece is like a cloud in space. Two large grasshopper
guard each side of the funicular. They are not only sculptures that glow in the night,
they are also functional chairs that invite the spectators to lean back and engage
in a world of endless possibilities that tour before their eyes.
As the title tells us “playful thingamabob” is a playground for thoughts. It is nothing
to be excited about. Here, visitors access a space that seems to have been intuitively
equipped with tools for playing and challenging perceptions of the trivial; a space
that Aguirre & Jonnson call “a chance operation”.