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richard whitlock

 Photographs and films in orthogonal parallel projection

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Light/buoyant puzzle sphere, Beijing Biennale 2017 (Construction in Studio)

Material: Expanded polystryrene (Φελισόλ)

作品材料发泡胶

Dimensions: 250cm diameter

尺寸直径250厘米

Concept: 轻飘谜球 “Light/buoyant Puzzle Sphere" explores the relationship of sculpture to gravity. It uses a very light material and makes it even lighter - as if at some point it will become lighter than air and float away. It explores the expressive potential of a relatively new material, expanded polystyrene, a material used in sculpture mainly for packaging or moulding but rarely used as a material in its own right. With almost no resistance to the sculptor’s tools it demands restraint, a delicacy in execution. The rings that comprise the work are cut at different angles so that they will always form a sphere whatever order they are assembled in. 

概念:轻飘谜球探索如何将一种平时用来做垫料的材料,发泡胶,做成艺术材料。因为发泡胶的抗性很低,面对艺术家的工具很容易破裂,所以追发泡胶需要特别缜密及精细的手工。本“益智球”被分割成不同大小的圆环,各个圆环的边缘有特定的角度,因此,无论按照任何顺序组装,圆环总会组成圆球。


The Sphere with works by Danae Stratou (Part of Soul Forest), Antreas Lolis (Rubbish bags carved out of black marble), and Kostas Bassanos (Stack of black letters), and Panos Tasgaris (Black painting).