Installation at the Dome in Beirut, part of the Hopes and Doubts group show curated by Costantino d'Orazio, December 2008.

Introduction definition:
A Jacob's ladder is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbons. When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings.

Structural units:
8 Beiruti carpenters were given the same instructions to build a wooden drawer.

Meaningful object:
Used trousers were sewn together with red thread into bands, and fitted with nails onto the drawers.

History/Story:
The structure was suspended under a hole at the roof of the Dome (potential ladder). One of the boxes fell apart. The structure fell down. The piece was moved aside: a broken toy.

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