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Anstrengung ist die Gemüsebeilage zum Glück / Effort is the Side Dish to Luck, kinetic sculpture, mixed media, 2009

Half peepshow, half wheel of fortune, 'Anstrengung ist die Gemüsebeilage zum Glück' (Effort is the Side Dish to Luck), is a nostalgic looking sculpture, which rewards the viewer’s effort of turning the handle with soothing, generic platitudes taken from digital fortune cookies. At the same time the viewer looks through the opera glasses (as pictured) to see hoofed legs dancing around an esoteric green crystal ball whilst a ‘mystical’ soundtrack of fortunes is heard through the old hearing device coming out of one side of the sculpture.