“Move it”, a hula-hooping cactus, by Robert Barta.
Watch the video here.
coolio, though oddly i like the photo much better, as there’s humor for me in implying that the hoop goes around, but ultimately leaving it up to the imagination in terms of how the hoop makes it around…
you know what, i totally agree – i like the photo best
Funny guys, I am the artist photo is good except if you never saw the work for real…. But the idea was for a tree first – and chose the cactus because it stands for absolute static anti move and non flexible in the wind… Also there is an issue about time – if you imagine what you see (in the video) is 800 years or so shot in 25 seconds !! The cactus would grow from left to right, just in the right moment to hold it up. And believe me this is not easy Physics ! The hoop falls down if the rotation per minute less than 60 and if its over 75 / almost to human heartbeat. good night.
robert i love the work – i think it is fantastic and the images produced from it are incredible – i hope you were not offended i wish i could have seen it in person to fully experience it
yo, keep the ball down man I am never offended because its actually my opinion that artists should be very thank full to all people they earn positive or negative critique from. I was glad to find out that it has been seen so many times on youtube which is not always the case for artwork… Also the next show its in – will be in Villa Merkel Museum, Esslingen until February 21st, so if you happen to be in germany, you have got a chance to see it. Also one edition of it was just sold in my italian gallery, which is good because that way it will probably travel a bit… best, robert
cheers Robert – i would love it if i was out in germany then – i would most definitely come check it out – there is a chance i will be out in europe around that time – so maybe the planets will align and ill be there!
all the best