IN VIVO, 2016 / full HD or 4k video with sound / 9.00'
In Vivo is a video work about artificial ice in the post-glacial landscape. A group of volunteers carries the pieces of DIY solar refregiration system towards the top of the mountain. The device is assembled, water collected and a mold is made. Fresh ice pieces are put in the gaps carved by the glacier in recent geological history.
Music is a result of a collaboration with Boštjan Uršič and Damjan Oven.
The project In Vivo is supported by CBK Rotterdam (Center for Visual Arts).
A STALAGMITE FOR SISYPHUS / 2016 / installation / various materials
A Stalagmite for Sisyphus represents the accumulation of artificially produced ice made from extracted water of the presentation space. In the end, the water takes a perfect shape of a cave ice stalagmite that continuously grows in the course of 4 weeks.The water is presented in three states: gas, liquid, and ice. It is extracted from the air humidity, collected in a tube, and frozen in a freezing box
The work is inspired by Le Mythe de Sisyphe, a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus and is based on ecological relations in the presentation space. It was developed as an investigation on ecology of the landscape representation, and the supporting cultural framework.
IN VITRO / 2015 / installation / various materials
In Vitro represents the original ice piece extracted from the Bossons glacier in the French Alps. The water was transported to the Netherlands and replicated using the technology of 3D printing.
The piece is kept in a showcase and consequently exposed to melting. The sink at the bottom of the showcase collects the water in a tank, which is used to release the water in the freezer. When a chunk of ice fully melts, a new one is reproduced in the freezing box.
The title reffers to biological processes or reactions) made to occur outside the living organism in an artificial environment, such as a culture medium. Duration of the recycling event is 40 - 60 hours. Original piece contains the volume of 25 liters. The piece is different each time, depending on the conditions of the room where it is presented.