They destroyed most of their baggage, which was immense,
a collaborative video installation by Anne Niemetz and Davey Whitcraft,
was presented during the "Little Things" exhibition curated
by Heather Brown.
Blue 7 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.
Reception Dec 3/2005
Exhibition Dec 3 - Jan 2/2006
“They destroyed most of their baggage, which was immense”
takes a humorous approach towards the topics of one-way realities and
hopeless situations. Mounted to the wall, a wooden box with circular cutout
shows a tiny hamster running endlessly in its wheel. However, the observer’s
perception is challenged, for it is not the wheel that is spinning but
the hamster, as if placed in a centrifuge. In its darker interpretation,
the situation of the rodent might remind the observer of daily life. The
philosophically inclined observer might laugh and ask himself the question:
is Sisyphus rolling the stone or is the stone rolling Sisyphus? The only
intention the artists can be held responsible for is making a hamster
spin in a box.