All Periods in Capital
clay, acryl paint, plastic bag
All periods in Capital consists of 22 591 hand-made clay globules, painted black and put into a generic white plastic bag. These globules represent the materialisation of all periods of Karl Marx's Das Kapital (Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen OEkonomie, Verlag Marxistische Blatter, Frankfurt am Main, 1976, vol.1), that were counted and rolled one by one.
One clay marble took an average time of 14 seconds to be finished, meaning all 22 591 pieces were done by the two of us in 316 274 seconds, that makes 5271 minutes, which equals 87,8 working hours.