Condensation Cube
Hans Haacke
Brief description of the work:
The sculpture reacts to the environmental conditions it is exposed to; temperature changes for example will influence theamount of condensation.
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Sealed perspex cube partially filled with water
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
Museu d'Art Contemporaini, Barcelona, Spain. Gift of the National Committee and Board of Trustees Whitney Museum of American Art © DACS 2005
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Traditional gallery setup
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
Condensation Cube was part of the 'Open systems' exhibition, Tate Gallery, London 2005
Floorplan, scheme:
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Observing systems in action
Further context:

Condensation Cube is a responsive, but limited system; although the process of change is never ending, the system itself can never alter significantly. Although we can observe time passing, we also never move beyond a limited range of changes, thus time feels circular.