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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