Skakun & Spadine

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Balance Board Bells is an extension of our first collaboration in 2017, when Spadine made Skakun a manually operated percussive gift and she placed it on her home made balance board in order to audibly hear the strength growing in her legs after years of daily physical therapy.

This version was made in 2019, with the bells bolted to a plexiglass octagon to look like Skakun is floating on air as she moves. At the beginning of the piece, Spadine drops all of the marbles onto the balance board and removes them one by one, much as one removes jumbled thoughts as they meditate.