The Great Chase, 2009–2010

Fiber glass, mechanism, horn, 111 × 182 × 34 cm

A rocking horse should rock on its own without a visible hand or electronics. This project was also realized after longer developmental work in the mechanics workshop of the Kunstgiesserei. A casting of polyester was produced from the original from India. The runners were adjusted to the ideal running motion. Inside the stomach is a mechanism that triggers a weight shift and thus a rocking motion. After charging, the horse rocks continuously for two days. The frequency can be adjusted manually. An original antelope horn is attached near the ear as an alien element. After producing the mechanism, Christoph Sommer painted the wood pattern. 

The sculpture was shown at the solo exhibition “inevitable undeniable necessary” in the Hauser and Wirth gallery in London.