Maarten Vanden Eynde

Gravitational Bending

2010
Aluminum poles
Variable dimensions

Gravitational Bending was made for the exhibition project Smooth Structures, which explored the unexpected intersections between a new dark matter and dark energy hypothesis by mathematician Martin Lo and its conceptual visualization mediated through art. By entering and taking position inside the work, the spectator takes position at the center of an invisible force, as if their sheer presence pushes the aluminum  poles outwards until they bend under enormous (dark) energy.