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The Work of Angela & Mark Walley

New York artist Jonathan Schipper is known for his time-based, kinetic installations that reveal the flow of time as imperceptible until, as in life, we see the physical evidence of its passing. Walking by Rice Gallery and quickly glancing through its front glass wall, it might be easy to mistake it for a functioning office space. A dense web of cables interrupts the placid scene and is the first clue that this is not a normal workplace. The cables connect nearly every item in the office to a mechanical winch hidden behind a wall in the gallery’s back corner. The machine continuously pulls the objects and furniture at an extremely slow speed toward a small hole in the wall and eventual collapse. Day-to-day changes are subtle, moving the cables approximately one millimeter per hour over the two-month exhibition. Learn more at RiceGallery.org

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