Curved steel with two hooks/ 2013

A black, swinging, whip-like object with two hooks, which seems to rear up threatening into space.
Frozen in a movement, a barrier rope, which is usually supposed to protect the artwork of unauthorized physical contact, is floating in the air. It emulates a paranthesis, which includes and excludes the space via two opposite curves, convex and concave. However, when approaching the object from the front side, it collapses and becomes a vertical line.