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geminiwench in photo_scavenger

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Arthur Ganson's sculpture, "Thinking Chair" the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass taken 2016.


Watch it in action, here.

After years (decades?) of walking around that stone, the chair (which is about an inch tall) has walked itself into a literal rut.
I absolutely love his work, but it's hard to capture in a photograph because his gestural sculptures each perform very small, slow, natural, subtle movements
... and it's the movement itself that is the biggest feature (and beauty) of his art.
However, this worn stage for this bright yellow chair encapsulates years of movement in a single moment.

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I've watched some of the old videos from when it was made, and it looks like there was no initial track... but it has run for several hours a day, for upwards of 15 years. Whether it was intended to wear a path, it's hard to say, but the yellow chair is featured in another work which may be showing his idea may be that The Yellow Chair is indestructible.

;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25EhKdQkdlc