Jacob TonskiBalance From Within
Balance is delicate, and sometimes we fall down.
Artist Jacob Tonski, currently an Associate Professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, tries to blur the separation between feeling and thought by presenting everyday objects and situations in a different context.
‘Balance From Within’ is a 170-year old sofa that balances on one leg, supported by a robotic mechanism. Continuously teetering, the sofa responds internally to external forces from the environment. This surrealistic work by Tonski explores the possibilities and impossibilities of seemingly invisible new technologies, tested against the forces of nature.