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Johan Rijpma

Elastic Recurrence, 2 min, B&W, Stereo, Netherlands, 2017

From all directions gravity pulls on the shards of a breaking dinner plate. After stretching out to their outer limits elastic strings help the pieces of the plate to move back towards their initial starting point. Half way however the pieces slowly come to an indefinite standstill between falling and bouncing back. From this dead centre position a new cycle repeats itself. In this fluctuating process all the pieces collectively develop into a large self-reflecting structure. While at the same time expressing their individual qualities in movement, position and sound through the elastic string connection.