The Negev desert, Israel31, π x π x π, cubes aligned, π distanced from each other. A long row of,... Read More
The Negev desert, Israel
31, π x π x π, cubes aligned, π
distanced from each other.
A long row of, 61 identical-size
cubes, is stretched toward the horizon, composing a string of: matter cube – space cube – matter cube –
The cubes are made of ice, placed in
the desert on a hot summer day on June 2016. The defrosting process is
documented, from the air and from the ground, using 5 stills cameras in
When the process is complete, a row of
61 identical cubes remains: space cube – space cube – space cube – space cube….
The art-work refers to the
relationship between matter and space in the field of art in general and
Sculpture in particular.
The project accentuates – formative,
climatic, physical, mathematical and geomorphologic - contrasts.
This land-art project discusses: global warming, radical climate changes,
icebergs defrosting and desertification.
Why use π ?
The project is a creation of contrasts.
The Cube is the opposite of a sphere from both a geometrical and functional
π is used as a mathematical constant
to calculate the dimensions of a sphere.
Using it to describe the dimensions of a cube is contrary to practiced
The number 31 was chosen since it
equals - 10 times π
61 is the sum of all the cubes: 31 matter cubes + 30 space cubes placed in
This art work is a land art project
that relates to the power of nature: the desert earth, the heat of the sun, the
presence of the vast clear sky above, water and the absence of it, temperatures
from scorching heat to frozen ice, the force of the wind blowing in our ears,
the effect of light and shade and the time dimension. Inherently we feel that
the axis along which the action of the artwork progresses is an inseparable
player in its development. Time based dynamic changes of: mass – space, phase-state, light and shade, and the water
absorption in the ground, are all present in the works' essence.
31 Cubes sounds an alarm to the world
about the damages we humans inflict on this planet. The topic of climate change
and the danger to the Globe occupies me greatly.