The Weight of Uncertainty

The Weight of Uncertainty is an artwork by the artists Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg at documenta (13), substituting a meteorite. While the iron mass was placed outside at the Friedrichsplatz, the label for the artwork was “hidden” inside the Fridericianum, a nearby museum. Hence I had the pleasure to inform a person that she is sitting on an artwork. Knowing that it weighs more than 3.5 t and is not just a cupped box she felt much safer.

The Weight of Uncertainty—Guided Tour

When arriving at The Weight of Uncertainty together with a guide people behave like that.

The Weight of Uncertainty—Unrecognised

But some people behave like that.

Somebody else proposed the following concept for an artwork: Materials: Some comfortable benches, trees, an unconspicuous, but eager person. The person couwers behind the trees blaming everybody for sitting on the benches while wearing the label for the artwork. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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