It all started with
a perfect moment

 
 

(1)
Flowers, 2015

 
 
 

It started with a perfect moment, so perfect that I closed my eyes in the hope of making it last forever. That’s when my absurd desire to freeze time was born. When I opened my eyes, this perfect moment was gone, and every hope to catch it again was vain.

 
 
 
 
 
 (2)   Rust Drawing I , 2015 - …

(2)
Rust Drawing I, 2015 - …

 
 
 
 
 

(3)
Rust Print I, 2015

 
 
 
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(1)
Flowers, 2015
Fresh flowers, polyester, vacuum plastic bag. …x…x… cm
A bouquet is vacuumed in a cold and hermetic plastic bag.

A desperate attempt to prevent a process of decay that, even extremely, can only be slowed down.


(2)
Rust Drawing I, 2015 - …
Protocol, silk, stainless steel, oxidizable iron, air and humidity. 100 x 120 x 1 cm
A big veil of white silk was wet, folded around a piece of metal and has become intimate with the formation of rust. After one month, the fabric was dried and unfolded - it seemed static and immaculate while it continued to favor the development of rust over time. Since then, the evolutions of colors, shapes and holes are visible to the onlooker only with intervals of several weeks, months or years. This differentiated experience of time is shared trough protocols or recipes to produce a similar and non-identical experiment.

An attempt to accept change.


(3)
Rust Print I, 2015
Tracing paper, rust and sprayed glue. 70 x 100 cm
A door made of oxidizable iron has worn over time. Rust is collected onto a textured tracing paper.

A snapshot of the passage of Time.


(4)
Bone VI, 2015
Polystyrene block. 100 x 140 cm.
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Bone VII, 2015
Polystyrene block. 100 x 140 cm.
Human bones are packed and soaked with acetone, then posed on blocks of polystyrene until the formation of a clear print.

The archeologists of the future discovered these human remainders, the relics of our time which are surbedded little by little.