Phill Hopkins - Untitled (Dropping the House)
It was going to be a piece called ‘Untitled (Dropping the House)’. I had this idea that if I made a very strong house, with lots of glue and nails, and then dropped it out of the window, it would just bounce – like a bouncing bomb. My wife dropped it from the bathroom window, as it was the only window that the house would fit through. She did the first drop and it bounced. She dropped it for a second time and it broke. It didn’t do what I thought it would, so it failed.
After this failure I’ve gone on to make things and then break them on purpose.