A Stalagmite for Sisyphus
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.