Night Thief

Artists Miłosz Wnukowski
Genre Object
Edition Survival 13

Night Thief is a sculpture consisting of a silver crescent-shaped balloon attached to a ball and chain. Both surreal and succinct, the idea is based on the simple opposition of the materials. The upward movement of the balloon is contradicted by the heavy metal ball. It triggers obvious associations with the impossibility of breaking free from chains and emphasises the excessive measures used with respect to the “felon”. Situating the object right in the middle of a dark corridor of a former jail is justified by the title of the piece – in prison, a moon tattooed on the face denotes a night thief.