Ruben Bellinkx

l r 13 of 19 works

The Musical Chair, 2007

16 mm film, three projections, b & w, loop, Part one: 4min 20secsPart two: 7min 33secPart three: 3min 46secs

Dimension variable

Throughout history, the chair is acknowledged as a symbol of authority, status and wealth and is a ubiquitous part of domestic settings. In this film installation three dogs attack a chair and compete with each other to gain possession, resulting in the complete destruction of the chair. The ‘pets’ destroying a symbol of domesticity presents a visual metaphor for an attack on civilization.