A can of coke.

Melbourne, March 2014.

A piece of ground eases and suddenly an Australian woman

falls into a one square metre sized sink hole while hanging out her washing.

She would be rescued after half an hour. Maybe this unlucky woman could have taken advantage of a seismic device, as it anticipates the occurrence not only of earthquakes, but also of sink holes. A similar incident happened

in Illinois in 2013 to a broker during his golf routine.

Instead of his golf ball, he himself fell into a newly created hole. (The frequency of sink holes is rising as the climate changes.)

Dragon, toad, ball. Regular octagon.

Myth or fact? These are the components of *Zhang Heng’s seismoscope.
*The world's first seismic device that was invented in China.

I read about one in particular, a recently developed adoption of Heng’s seismoscope, which serves as a

vending machine.

I would have liked to borrow it, unfortunately I was not able to. If I had been able to get hold of it,

we would be serving Coca Cola tonight.

Liquid in the labyrinth.

The sense of balance

prevents the body from falling while standing or moving. Therefore the

eyes, ears and some of the body's senses need to communicate with each other. The ear’s part of the balance system is called the labyrinth - it looks like a snail, or

Chinese dragon.

On Earth, without gravity the sense of balance would not work. Gravity puts things with mass in relation to one another. Weight to the human body and

weight to the particles that operate in the labyrinth.


I: project space, Berlin, 2017 (daily lazy)

I: project space, Beijing, 2016


thank you Kulturbehörde Hamburg and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen