Impossible Object Number 3

“After Man Ray”, installation, 2018.
Video camera, printed text, metronome, mirror, monitor & hammer.

Impossible Object Number 3 (After Man Ray)

Cut out the eye from a photograph of one who has been loved but is seen no more.
Attach the eye to a pendulum of a metronome and regulate the weight to suit the tempo desired.
Keep going to the limit of endurance.
With a hammer well-aimed try to destroy it at a single blow.

Man Ray, “Object to be Destroyed”, 1923