Moderation

Moderation

Moderation (2000)
Temporary public sculpture at Þingvellir—National Park as part of the exhibition “The Seven Virtues in Ancient and Modern Times”.

“The artwork is built around balance. The ten-metre-long piece is attached through a central axis to a steel bracket that is fastened to the cliff wall. When the weather is calm the artwork is in perfect, horizontal balance. However, the faintest breeze disturbs the equilibrium and starts it “rolling” back and forth. As the artwork turns on its axis, its movement is slow and buoyant, owing to a sophisticated mechanism contained within the outer shell. After a time, a weight built into the triangular shape below the axis eventually brings the artwork back into a state of balance.

video: Pall Steingrimsson