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Melting Darks, 2018

 

The work is part of a series of investigations regarding the relations between the motion of non-solid substances and notions of perception of time and space. The piece materializes the paradox of the movement and behaviour of 'energy' as a material and a substance, a difficult concept to discuss ontologically, being energy something diluted between the realms of science and spirituality. Both materials involved in the construction of this piece - the dark oil and the bright light - configure materialities that are central in the perpetration of the industrial society as a technological machinery and a gigantic extension of ourselves; expanding through space and whose effect can last in time, exceed life, generations, and even the human species itself.

Melting Darks

Kinetic sculpture, 2018

Engine lubricant oil, lamp and electromechanics
30x40x50cm