Americas

Javier Rodríguez
Going Round and Round in a Line ST (12m)

Javier Rodriguez’s Going Round and Round in a Line ST (12m) is a sculptural composition made of the simplest materials—a single tape measure and metal rivets. The rivets lock the tape measure in its contorted shape, bending in angles to create a geometric abstraction. The piece hangs simply from the ceiling, at times rotating around, its shape changing with our point of view. Leveraging this simple workman’s materials, Rodriguez’s work transforms the utilitarian object, rendering it simultaneously less useful and more valuable than it had been.