Jacob Tonski, Balance from Within (2010-2013)

The beauty of the project is its simplicity and fragility. It is a very simple installation with only a sofa and a motor that balances the sofa against gravity, without any protection to stop other possible external forces to tip it over. Thus it becomes really fragile to the viewers and might breaks it into pieces. However, since the sofa is assembled as modulars, it is also very easy to assemble the pieces back together when it falls apart, this objects suddenly becomes durable and resilient. It is poetic to see the juxtaposition of fragility and resilience and it almost feels like the piece is designed to be broken.