|Alexandre da Cunha, Fatigue (diagram II),|
2015. Image courtesy the artist
and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
The sister work of this, Fatigue (diagram I)
from the same series, was in British Art Show 8.
In this exhibition, a black-painted steel disk (see below) pivots on a section of grey precast concrete and resembles a closing eyelid - or an eclipsing sun.
In one of the London-based Brazilian artist's previous shows, sections of concrete drainage pipe and cylinders of coloured foam took on a resemblance to something you might want to sit down on, or display in your sitting room.
Rarely have industrial ready-mades been given such domestic - and gallery - credibility.
'Free Fall' refers to the parachute, emptied of air and suspended like some giant gypsy skirt, in the centre of the gallery.