The Copernican Theory (2001-)

I set up a bicycle in an exhibition room where spinning, rotating, and revolving functions can be displayed. The bicycle I place in this room is one whose wheels I have rolled outdoors in the dirt. I then roll the wheels of this bicycle on the floor of the exhibition space. The soil attached to the wheels from outside is now transferred to the floor indoors. In this work, the rolling of the wheels is repeated and the tracked dirt evidences the echoed movement from the outdoor to the indoor space. The wheel axle rotates by human-powered action. The room in which the bicycle is placed is also rotating—albeit infinitesimally—as the planet rotates on its axis. I am a rotator; the bicycle is a rotator; and the earth is a rotator.

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