The biodegradation of organic mater enables the recycling of energy. The
forms which the artworks are presenting are a living organism
which in the correct conditions always harvests its potential for
surviving and thriving. The conditions necessary for the
creation of these artworks are polar opposite to the conditions that are
strictly required for the preventive conservation of the
traditional artistic artifacts.
The works are created and exhibited in a special mold chamber, where the
required conditions (temperature, humidity, air intake) for
the growth and prosperity of the mold colonies are achieved.
In contrast to the previous exhibition Stale Art, Hibernation, where the
work was in a state of hibernation, and the progress of the
mold colonies was conditionally halted, in this instance (exhibiting the
work in a special mobile mold chamber) with mounting it
in the required optimal conditions, the work harvests it’s hidden
potential, it activates, reanimates, the mold colonies are
renewed and the process of there progress continues, and at the expense of
there success the process of degradation of the
painting surface continues as well.The works are part of the Stale Art
series, created on variations of traditional painterly surfaces
: stretched canvas on a wooden frame, plywood and drywall as to be
integrated in the visual art system.
The artist initially intervenes on the painting surface to created the basic
general form, but he is not directly involved in the process
of creating the specific forms. The
spores from which the mold colonies are latter on formed are gathered from
the vicinity of the artists surroundings.