Ann Hamilton - corpus objects

Ceiling-mounted mechanism consisting of a computer-controlled, pneumatically moved vacuum paper lift actuator; compressor; paper

10 with 3 Artist’s Proofs (paper dropper)
48 × 12 × 18 inches / 121.9 × 30.5 × 45.7 cm (paper dropper)

Like (corpus · sound), (corpus · dropper) proceeded from the 2003-2004 installation corpus at Mass MoCA. In the main hall, 40 ceiling-mounted mechanisms pneumatically lifted and released single sheets of translucent onionskin paper. Moving at the pace of the breath, the machines inhaled to pick up a paper from a stack and exhaled to release it to the floor.

Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson