[…] a euro coin rolls uninterruptedly without toppling over. The proverbial “ruble is rolling” 2 and becomes a symbolic, precious-metal “hologram.” There is also a reference here to Christopher Nolan’s movie Inception of 2010. In the movie, a spinning top becomes the sign of a dream state, while one that has toppled over symbolizes reality. The uncertainty in Game as to whether the rolling coin ultimately stops or not holds the viewer’s thoughts and interpretations in a state of suspense, the entire financial system quasi-rotating before his eyes in the symbolic image.
Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt
(Dortmund: Verlag Kettler, 2014)
Installation view; Dortmunder Kunstverein
photo 3: Roland Baege