In the work “Corset” the natural shape of the cone as half an hourglass is manipulated by the metal box. The mountain of sand starts at the top in the box and find its way down through four groups of holes in the corners of the box. The holes have their influence on the trail of the sand. The sand carries the box. The work is a metaphor for a hierarchy based society. A performance comments on the hierarchic system by taking sand from the lowest part of the cone and pour it into the box on top. One round at the bottom and putting the sand back in the box is one cycle of the performance which is repeated over and over. Over time there is no significant change in the situation. When the sand is collected at the bottom it seems that the sand moves up instead of falling down, against the force of gravity. The metal box is an autoclave, used in hospitals to disinfect and clean medical instruments. Photography by Frans Viegen.