The Volume of Every Member of my Family
4 paperboard boxes of different sizes

In the summer of 2001, I measured the volumes of all the members of my family in the garden of my parents’ house. One by one, I submerged my sister, mother and father in a tub of cold water and measured the amount of displaced liquid. Using Archimedes’ principle, I subsequently calculated the volumes of our bodies and then reduced them to physical objects: I used white cardboard to make four boxes of varying sizes corresponding to the volumes measured.

My Family in Basel

My Family in Prague

My Family in Vienna

My Family in Budapest

My Family in Klatovy

My Family in Liege