TOBIAS PUTRIH & MOS: Baltic Centre
Now the leaflet says, 'For this installation Putrih has used Styrofoam blocks and stack structures according to the basic rules of equilibrium and ‘maximum overhang stacking’ to produce a lightweight structure that appears on the verge of collapse.'
Now, look at this picture. Sure this huge pile of finely balanced foam blocks, looks on the verge of falling over and is delicately balanced. However, I asked the gallery girl who was sitting there whether it was all glued together, really as a joke. She said 'Yes, the whole thing is glued'. What a con! I felt like knocking the whole thing down.