IN VIVO, 2016
full HD or 4k video with sound, 8'18''
In Vivo is a video work about artificial ice in the post-glacial landscape. A group of volunteers carried pieces of the solar refregiration system towards the top of the mountain. The device was assembled, water was collected and a mold was made. Fresh ice pieces were layed in gaps carved by a glacier in the recent geological history.
Music is a result of a collaboration with Boštjan Uršič and Damjan Oven.
Project was made with the financial help of CBK Rotterdam.
A STALAGMITE FOR SISYPHUS, 2016
A Stalagmite for Sisyphus is an accumulation of artificially produced ice, which perfectly emulates the shape of a cave stalagmite. The accumulation is presented in three states of water: gas, liquid, and ice. The water is extracted from the humidity present in the air, collected in a tube and frozen in a freezing box.
The work is based on ecological relations in the presentation space among the audience and place. It was developed as an investigation of ecology of the landscape representation, and the supporting cultural framework.
IN VITRO, 2015
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.
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.