Man Bartlett

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Idea (video): Assembly Circle.

Overhead video of a product being continually assembled and disassembled in perpetuity by a circle of factory workers. Half the circle of workers assembles the product, the other half disassembles it. 

Double channel video displays the same video in reverse.

Also see: Mika Rottenberg.

I think D and I came up with this idea together one day a few months ago. I forgot to write it down. It just came to me again when I was playing with a gold ball chain I found in my grandmother’s house. I really like the way it feels when it drops into my palm.

Man Bartlett