In Esfera interminable (Neverending Sphere) (2007), Mauricio Alejo spins a coin that turns on its own axis cyclically, making this an infinite action with a continuous flow in which the coin never falls or remains suspended in time. Through a very subtle gesture, he indefinitely triggers and prolongs the doubt in the viewer as to whether the coin will fall on one side or the other.
MiniDV transferred to DVD
On a loop
Mexico City, Mexico, 1969
© Mauricio Alejo
Courtesy of the artist and Curro gallery
Zócalo, Mexico City, May 22, 1999 | Francis Alÿs