Program opened the elegantly installed Present Perfect by Edith Dekyndt
, including two videos, a sound piece, and a balloon-like object hovering above the floor, balanced by a mix of helium and oxygen. Titled Ground Control, the floating sphere is a radically contingent figure, at once menacing, absurd and playful. I was reminded of the allegorical British TV show, The Prisoner, where a translucent white ball descends on the main character each time he attempts to escape his surreal imprisonment on a tropical island.
, Berlin, 2008.