Wooden chair, metal ball joint
From the “pseudo-chance “ of the Laplacian deterministic universe of the 19th century, to the “pseudo-representative” political systems of today, the term “pseudo” has been constantly present. Paradoxically enough, it is often unnoticed, deliberately or not. “Pseudo” derives from the Greek word «ψευδής» which means false.
This work presents the spectator with the “pseudo-choice” of being able to move and partially reshape the artwork. The possible outcomes of these actions could have been infinite. But they are not. They are being restricted by physical laws (gravity, friction),socio-cultural reasons (aesthetics, morals) and most importantly by the choices already taken by the maker of the object. The fixed, unmovable joints, that shape the majority of the object, cannot be challenged without being broken.
This is the “pseudo-choice”. It is a choice which will give one the satisfaction of changing things while concealing the fact that most of the choices have already been taken. The “pseudo-choice” is misleading when it is treated as choice.