In addition to the direct impact or some closer tensions of formal and abstract associations, the performative presence of living snails on the corpses contain a chemical reaction between the bronze glaze and the snail's soft body. These trails, leaving an iridescent etching effect and permanent drawing, show a colourful hidden potential and transform the snail as a temporal bit player into a humble protagonist, protector as well as a martyr.
Eternity is a work of duty, De Fabriek, Eindhoven
Oxide coloured stoneware, bronze glaze, breeded snail colony (Helix pomatia),
iridescent etching slime effects, powder-coated gantry, clamp, hoist, sling, stainless steel,
polyamide caster wheels, extracted snail slime, parabolic ceramic dishes,
spilled demi-water on waxed floor.
610 x 165 x 325 cm