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Latest project: 4 GRAMS OF IRON (2022)
Matter-ials: Blood* / Salt / Iron sulphate / Aluminium / Steel / Copper / Copper sulphate / Iron oxide / Haematite / Travertine / Iron meteorite / Cellular concrete / Menorrhea / Saharan dust (blood rain) / Iron-rich ceramics / Seawater
This installation is an elaboration of mainly theory and material based research. A metal plate, resting on a carpet of powdery iron oxide, has been raised to above 200 degrees. From above, various substances of seawater, iron and copper oxide drip onto the plate with a hissing sound. The substances will behave differently each moment due to the environmental factors influencing these processes. On the plate are a number of sculptural, porous ceramic pieces, based on the morphology of blood, which absorb the substantial processes.
Alongside these are two square metal plates, one of which shows a group of sculptures incorporating my blood. The microscopical photographs of these small sculptures are printed on the plates.
*(Human) blood -a hyper-personal biomaterial- is used as an invitation to raise awareness beyond the body, fluctuating between bio and geochemical matter. Fluid rocks and fixed bloods are unpacked in the context of morphology, metallurgy, sensory properties and processes that take place between fossil materiality and humanity through molecular change. Here, metabolism is applied as an artistic method to (re)create these componential processes via messy chemistry.