The Infinite Ice Cube Sculpture

In this work the artist uses home made ice cubes attached to a stucture of stainless steel wires. The cubes melt and change form. Depending on the melting process new ice cubes can at random be added to the construction.

The meltwater is collected by the sand and moss underneath the sculpture.

The term ‘infinite’ refers both to the artistic method used and to the shape of the ice cubes. They can endlessly be made and added to the work of art. The shape of the cubes refersd to the scientific symbol for ‘infinity’.

Video clips are made from the melting process in different weather conditions.

 

 

 


In the Transformation theme the artist wants to study different ways of creating works of art that, in the broadest sense, change their form, colour or medium.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infinite Ice Cube Sculpture No.3

(winter)

 

Duration 4’12”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Infinite Ice Cube Sculpture No.2

(summer heat wave)

 

Duration 7’32”

 

 

 

 

 

The Infinite Ice Cube Sculpture No.1

(spring)

 

Duration 2’05”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Construction Deformation

This work came about during the creation of The Infinite Ice Cube Sculpture. The wooden moulds and inox stuctures of that sculpture were re-used here.

This video shows a seemingly immobile sculpture, but close observation reveals a construction that slowly changes its form in about 10 minutes. This is not a 3D-animation. The artist uses real objects  and looks for video techniques to simulate form change.

 

 

Duration 10’00”