1.5 L by Louis Biron
Carving, moulding, thermoforming, chiselling, patina. Bronze, white patina.
Man has a deep fascination with Nature, a subject of inspiration, worship, and scientific obsession. Both have a complex and intertwined relationship, a mythical subject crystallized by Orphic and Promethean attitudes. In the current context of global environmental crisis, it is necessary to rethink the way we interact with Nature. Art is a way of bringing us together in the living, it materializes a disinterested dialogue and allows us to convey an aesthetic perception, denying utilitarianism in favor of wonder, thus bringing us on the path of contemplation. However, in a world of cities and megalopolises where Nature is rarely accessible other than through the representation that we have of it, I question today its effectiveness in the face of the urgency of our situation. If art is to be a response to the challenge of ecology, it must rethink its creative processes consisting in applying to matter what comes to it from the mind, in favor of a system inclusive of Nature, capable to faithfully retransmit his experience and his perception. To meet the living, I imagine collaborative processes whose co-production would be the interpreter of a new world.
Today the theories of the collapse of our civilization have never been so plausible, the FOSSILE collection questions our times about the absurdity of our industry by imagining the legacy that we will leave for future generations. FOSSILE gives nature the opportunity to give us its interpretation of our consumer goods and to denounce their nonsense. On this occasion, FOSSILE gives us the natural imprint of our plastic water bottle. A bottle with organic shapes, whose hybridism translates into a play of wavering lines between figuration and abstraction, simultaneously reflecting what it has been and what it has become. A distorted object re-questioning the relevance of its origin, no longer intentionally responding to the primary need, denouncing the reign of utilitarianism and the preciousness of the resource. A semi-human form, product of a living symbiotic system, breaking down the boundaries between the natural and human world and marking the beginning of a co-evolution.
The FOSSILE collection presents the 1.5 liter sculpture, named in homage to its lost capacity. Its production required the intervention of 5 earthworms for 30 days in a vivarium comprising 200 g of substrate and 31.5 g of food. The whole was kept at a temperature of around 19 ° C and a humidity close to 75 .
Yellow bronze, white patina, 322 x 81 mm. Unique work, signed and numbered. All the procedures put in place respect the living and promote the work of local craftspeople.
Crafts, Human, Nature, Science, Living, Original Sculpture, Sculpture