Richard Fauguet, Untitled (2000-2005)
In this untitled work, contemporary French artist Richard Fauguet traces the trajectories of a ping pong ball during an imaginary game. The resulting sculpture is an incredibly precise mapping of the ball’s spatial impressions that recalls the aesthetic of chronophotography. Reviewer Robert Nelson writes for The Age (2005):
” The work is a history, because it tells the story of just a few strokes of imaginary table tennis, of which you have so little consciousness that you’re more consumed with the rules or the thought of who’s winning. But here, the phenomenology of the tock-tick ti-ti-ti is grotesquely monumentalised, leaving no room in the space for any other moment.”
See more of Fauguet’s work here.
- Erin Saunders