Slow Object N°6
Steel / plexiglass/ Polyvinyl acetate
100 x 100 x 35cm
Series of 15
Edith Dekyndt is extremely interested in natural phenomena and the relationship between the individual spectator and the object. She proposed D&A Lab to realize a low table with a floating bubble.
Technically this was no easy matter. Both plates of plexiglass are slightly curved in a heated oven so that the bubble always tries to seek the centre of the table.
The liquid inside cannot shift and will always stay white, thus giving the illusion of a white laquered table surface.
When the surface is touched, the bubble comes alive and will slightly ondulate in various
directions. This „instability‟ is typical for Dekyndt‟s artistic work
For over two decades, Edith Dekyndt has created a large repertoire of single channel video projections, slide projections, sculptures and sound works, all of which are characterized by a sparse but playful aesthetic. Her video works counterpoise the methodical explorations of experimental video with a skeptical and deliberately erratic approach to minimalism. Often flirting with the limitations of recording technology, she produces seemingly simple, evocative images that, in Dekyndt‟s words, “are neither spectacular nor consumable,” and which set out to loosen the relationship between subjectivity and the world of facts.
Since 1999, Dekyndt‟s installations have been produced under the umbrella of a Universal Research of
Subjectivity, a consciously humorous phrase that functions both as an association – established in 2004 – and as a generative pseudonym that provides a speculative framework for her videos, sculptures and
This association/pseudonym establishes a focus on the division between microcosm and macrocosm, a fictional yet naturalized division that destines subjectivity to remain caught at the intersection of these two separated worlds.