Ceal Floyer

Egg/Chicken, 2005

The multiple Egg/Chicken is a standard office rolodex equipped with index cards displaying nothing but alternating images of a chicken and an egg. The piece references the proverbial causality dilemma which dates back to antiquity – the first written record being Plutarch’s Symposiachs. Aristotle later concluded that the egg/chicken paradox was an infinite sequence with no true origin. Floyer’s employment of the rolodex makes for a convincing illustration of this infinite sequence – one can interact with the work and theoretically spin the rolodex forever without any productive result. At the same time she undermines our perception of the rolodex as a device to store larger amounts of diverse date. Floyer’s rolodex does not provide answers – instead, it poses the same question over and over again.

Print technique
Letterpress
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
CeF 05 001
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

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