Jochem Hendricks at Hauch of Venison
Grains of Sand
"For the ongoing work Grains of Sand (1999-2007), the artist paid assistants, often ilegal immigrants in Germany, to count precise numbers of grains of sand, up to several million. The quantities of sand are presented in beautiful hand-made glass vessels, making it impossible to verify whether or not the numbers given are accurate ot not. Such work raise questions about the value and meaning of labour, as well as notions of truth and imagination. Are there in a given vessel, as the artist suggests, the result of hundreads of hours of work, or is this in fact an elaborate fiction?"