"The transformation of shattering experience into habit
– that is the essence of play"
–Walter Benjamin

The plan was to build a Beiruti spinning top, a huge toy to my scale.
Structures were designed, attempts at construction out of everyday materials. Unrealised, the project still remains a 'work in progress'; and the various models hopefully prefigure a future toy.

part of the Beirut Live! event at Vibe Bar in London on April 5 2009.
for more info, see: http://www.xanaduart.com/beirutlive.html

     installation view 
     visitors at the event