Mind the Gap
Andreas Höllendorfer (ato.black)
“Mind the Gap” is a work Cooke developed especially for the exhibition “How to access art” at the Städtische Galerie Villingen Schwenningen 2021.
The oversized pendulum, made of pure brass, swings back and forth in a calm rhythm, blocking visitors’ immediate entry to the exhibition and forcing them to pause in order to await the right moment to pass.
The title “Mind the Gap” is not only a reference to the obvious barrier the pendulum presents, but also a reference to Cooke’s other works that deal with the hurdles of the art world.