Editor’s pick: CRYSTAL by SAVE lab, chemical connections & the human body, δημοσίευση CLOT Magazine [30/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Today we are presenting the video documentation of CRYSTAL, a project by the art-science laboratory SAVE lab, created for the exhibition 12 Signs of the Living.
The project touches upon the topic of spiritual challenge based on the ideas of Marina Abramovic, and it’s aimed at the direct communication between two objects: a human body and a chemical substance – menthol.
The video documents a performance that lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The performer stands inside a glass tank while the tank is slowly filled with menthol steams, which appear from this substance’s gas (foggy) phase while it finds themself in this epicentre, and the substance precipitates on his body, gradually building up polycrystals and dendrites. The performer needs to learn to exist in this environment. The product of this project is living evidence of the interaction between the human body and matter as it changes from the gas phase into the crystal phase and then finally evaporates on the human body.
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