Ball-Game Machine II

  • Kunstverein Recklinghausen, 2017
  • Wood, glass and table-tennis balls
    l 85 x w 56 x d 15 cm

Two opponents play against one another by alternately dropping white or orange tennis balls in to a glass-fronted wooden box from above. The balls bounce through the inside of the box, which contains small wooden rods arrayed in a certain regular pattern in the manner of a Galton board, and are forced either to the right or left by the obstacles. They end up in one of the seven lower compartments – three gray winning ones and four white losing ones. The winner is the one with the most balls in the gray.

Photo(s): Roland Baege