‘hanging by a thread’ 2012 Westwerk, Hamburg.


‘hanging by a thread’ is made from 8-10ft lengths of tiny red beads threaded onto red cotton. The thread is stretched tightly and glued to the floor and ceiling. 34 threads were spread across a section of the Westwerk gallery in Hamburg. During the exhibition many were broken; either falling to the floor in one piece and being broken as people walked across or, as I preferred, the thread was accidentally broken and the beads ran off the thread and scattered over the floor.