'Slow Object 04' is close-up video and it shows a delicate manipulation of an ordinary round rubber band bobbing up and down in slow motion. As if the movement of the disc and the hand takes place in an aquarium, the object appears to be suspended as escaping Earth’s gravity: it slightly deforms and it rarely returns to the initial point. By avoiding camera movements and sound, the artist’s hand mediates the intelligibility of the surrounding world. In this way, Dekyndt guides the viewer to focus into a micro-phenomenon, a dreamy reality where an insignificant object - ruled by unknown forces – leads us to think about our contingent world.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project