A worm-eaten cross and a heap of dust contrary to the universal laws of conservation, piled under the noisy and... Read More
A worm-eaten cross and a heap of dust contrary to the universal laws of conservation, piled under the noisy and parsimonious gnawing of the woodworm. Object, hole and residue are the elements of the installation, displayed in a vertical triptych. The wooden cross of 20 cm, hung 1,70 metre from the ground, overlooks the pile of circa 20 kilograms wood dust. The visual contrast created between the quantity of matter of the physical object crushing and the mound of dust underlying, is the formal error, the sophism, the irony, the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic value.
From the cycle “The principle of conservation”, within the series “What weighs more, a kilo of feathers or a kilo of lead?”, this work questions the dynamics at the basis of the definition of Art. Art pieces are dynamic objects which should be able to balance the weight of the cognitive apparatus with which they compare themselves, limitless containers, pierced objects continuously subjected to the process of symbolic-conceptual emptying and filling.