by Michelle-Marie Letelier
Plexiglass, copper wires, sodium nitrate, water, electricity, wind turbine, components
Tray: 130 x 200 x 10 cm, Turbine: 50 x 50 x 100 cm
This is an artwork that, through a chemical method and a crystallisation process, illustrates the energy configuration of the saltpetre zeitgeist: the sea-spray oxidation, the ripples left on the ocean surface by the wind vessels wake, the wind force over the ocean, the power of the sodium nitrate chemical bonds between science, warfare and agriculture, and the importance that these elements have had since the 19th century.
Technical assistance: Michele Galletti and Carlo Crovato
Exhibited in 2014 at El Museo de Los Sures, New York, USA and in 2017 at CNB Contemporánea as part of Bienalsur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Tags||conceptual, landscape, research, acrylic, city, public space|