Perpendicular Line 1


Brass, piano wire

Brass: 8 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.) Piano wire: 563.9 cm (222 in.) Variable dimensions

Perpendicular Line 1 passes by a monumental pendulum crossing the height of the exhibition hall from side to side: pointing to the ground, the copper weight of about 1 kg hangs from a very long and inflexible piano string. A physical expression of the vertical line, the key element of the entire construction, this installation also questions the spatiality of art.

Susumi Koshimizu continues his exploration of the structure of sculpture through a minimalist work that blends two industrial materials. Exalting materiality and its integration in space, the Japanese artist gives body to his designs in Perpendicular Line 1, which stems from the interdependence of two objects.

The sculpture Perpendicular Line 1 by Susumu Koshimizu belongs to the Pinault Collection. It was first shown at the “Prima Materia” (“Raw Material”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana in Venice.
Susumu Koshimizu's other artwork