James Clar | Ball & Chain (2009 – 2010)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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Ball & Chain

(2009 – 2010)
90 cm x 90 cm x 90 cm
Car Headlights, Chain, LED lighting
Edition of 3 + 1 AP


24 car headlights are configured into a sphere. LED lighting is integrated into the headlights and the power cable interwoven with a thick chain that connects it to the power outlet.


This sculptural piece is a commentary on energy use. The amount that we can do is limited by the amount of energy we can spend. In effect, energy is our ball and chain.