William Hunt constructs a giant mobile that supports the weight of five performers harnessed into it and suspended in the air.
The performers can move in circles and choose to cooperate with, or antagonise, each other. A weight passed from one to the other controls the group’s movement, allowing some to jump higher and fly more freely but curtailing the trajectories of others. Hunt, whose performances are often played out under a situation of physical duress, here takes on the forces of gravity, highlighting the fragile bonds between each group member.
This work was developed as part of the Göteburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, 2013 entitled Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination. William Hunt was invited by the curators Andjeas Ejiksson and Ragnar Kjartansson, to participate in their exhibition Weight as part of the biennial.