carsten nicolai

tension loops

metal strip loop in acrylic glass box
153 x 100 x 3 cm each
tension loops

the tension loop metal strips have been inserted into the acrylic glass boxes by the artist however gained their loop structures in a completely self-organized random fashion. the single loops are not fixed to each other yet hold their shape due to the tension that each of them exerts on the others. it is thus a structure that holds itself in shape by an equilibrium of forces.