Untitled (Pendulum, 2016) is a piece that through game, movement and randomness reveals behaviors and scenarios related with the permanence and impact of HPV in our society.
The chain symbolizes the set of political, social, cultural and economic factors that are intertwined, allowing the transmission and integration of HPV in humanity. The virus may seem harmless, small and weightless. However, it’s impact is hard, heavy and lethal. That is why the structure is made of chromed metal, which also provides the ability to reflect ourselves in our approach to observe in detail.
A mix between transparency and black colour gives visibility to this virus that consumes lives, self-esteem, families, hopes and destinies. In order to move, the virus needs someone to throw it, like the impulse that accompanies a sexual behavior. It is like a game in which we participate when we are not conscious.
Finally, the virus chooses one out of ten infected people to stay, persist and in many cases progress to cancer.
Untitled (Pendulum), 2016.
Statistics, Randomness and death
Polyester resin virus, chrome steel base, magnets and 14k white gold chain
Polyester resin virus 5 x 5 x 5 cm / 1.9 in
Chrome steel base 54 x 30 x 30 cm / 21.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 in
Magnets 2 x 1 cm / 0.31 x 0.78 in
14k White Gold Chain 54 cm / 21.2 in
Untitled (Pendulum video), 2016.
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