LANDSCAPE N.1

L.A.N.D.S – LANSCAPE N.1 is an installation that belongs to a series of Landscapes that I am currently working on. They explore the notions of the geological era as a subdivision of geological time. The geological history of Earth follows the major events in Earth's past based on the geologic time scale, in that way, the study of the rocky layers of the planet, is a system of chronological measurement. This research follows my interest in the notion of landscape in relation to the Western conception of nature and natural. How these geopolitical concepts, are found on the periphery of what we consider, as artificial structures or designed by the Human. How are these concepts simulated, to arrive at an aesthetic vision of the landscape and the territory?

Landscape N.1, consists in 2 cubic light boxes. Each cube’s side is made of a one-way-mirror. Inside the cubes an iron bar suspends a volcanic rock. On the lower side of the cubes there is a diffusion glass, underneath it, LED lights. When the LED lights are turn on, the one-way-mirrors become transparent, revealing the rocks inside the cube. In parallel, two screens are placed behind the cubic light boxes. Each screen shows two looping films made of 3D concrete volumetric rectangular boxes that turn around. One volume remains concrete. The other volume is endlessly being destroyed and reconstructed.

Materials: Glass (one way mirror) boxes / Volcanic rocks / LED lights / Metal / Screens (2) Dimensions: 55cm x 55cm x 55cm (each box) / 32” (each screen)