Balance Scale for Lightness

Yasuhiro Suzuki (JP)

Air bubbles gather slowly beneath a pair of plates that float upside down in water. An attempt to reverse the relationship between “heaviness” and “lightness” under water had incidentally resulted in an interesting aspect of the accumulated air overflowing at unexpected times.

Balance Scale for Lightness / Yasuhiro Suzuki (JP), Credit: Yasuhiro Suzuki

The gaze of viewers became fixated on the swelling surface tension and the state of balance in which the bubbles barely maintain their steadiness, seemingly able to overflow at any moment. Upon repeated observation, it becomes possible to recognize the signs of change. Nevertheless, one cannot determine when the bubbles will actually overflow. The work transcended the intentions of its production to give rise to a space that endlessly continued to draw the attention of the viewer.