ASTEROID 
2017 - 19

3d print, chrome plated

Presented at the solo show MILUJI VECI, MLCENLIVE SOUDRUHY
Pitevna Gallery,
Masaryk University, Brno , CZ
20. 2. - 29. 3. 2019
curators: Petr Kamenicky and Marketa Zackova


This object was created as a part of the collaborative project Trans_Forma / The Bone Phone with Michael Rees.  In the presentation 
at the exhibition the object has got prominent presentation with set up environment.

The starting point was the model from NASA collection of Asteroid Geopraphos which is one of the closest space objects to the Earth, which
possibly could collide with our planet in future.

The form of the space object has a shape of a cocoon, I associate this object with metamorhosis, changing a phase of a matter.
The surface is cover with memory circuits which I understand as a symbol of being part of the human world. It is like ‘’branding an animal to  show the owenership.’’ Object placed into the dark liquid defines it surrounding which leads my thinking towards the relations between the object and the environment. This is a function of a ‘’space inbetween’’. Such as in Zen garden natural objects are surrounded by very controlled symbolic landscape.


photo: MIchaela Dvorakova


 

 
view of the installation at the exhibition
photo: MIchaela Dvorakova


Changed landscape of Asteroid installation which manifested natural process during the time of the exhibition at Pitevna Gallery, CZ.


During the time the liquid changed its consistency, created coagulated clusters. I welcomed this natural process. The matter was transforming.  I could observe the changing conditions in which the Asteroid was nested.


     Images of the glass container and Asteroid during deinstallation

I started to think about how the piece being presented. What is happening with the art pieces in times of not being exhibited? That is so much time they do not exist for human eye. If we want to learn about the relatinships which could reveal certain patterns, we must ask
these questions. How much attention they get just before and after the show, where are they placed in relation to the creator? As I was removing the liquid from the glass container I payed attention to the left sediments on the sides. I looked through them trying to find glimps of Asteroid. This method of the observation had changed the relations betweem me and the object dramatically. I looked through the emptiness and dirt into the space which looked rather like a room  from mz poit of view. I took manz pictures. The fragmentation of Asteroid on photos realy interested me. I feel like I found another layer of its presence. The last image of circular fomr is the back refmection of the glass. I took unwanted selfie of the eye of my own lense...



     

I put the Asteroid on the acquarel paper, hoping that sedimeted deposits of ink on its surface will leak and create mark. It tooks days. It was somehow different I pictured. I could look at details how the weight of the object, liquid wrinkling the paper creating puddles.  Thiin s process imitates the sedimets in large scale we find in landscape.