Laure Vigna

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THERE ARE TIDES IN THE BODY. GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. 2022

There are Tides in The Body

Unfired stoneware, earthenware, terracotta, wild clay from London construction sites, soil from the Ravensbourne River, sand and water from the Thames River, fired stoneware with soil from the Ravensbourne River (with a visible high concentration of iron), sisal, steel, London bricks, bacteria (campylobacter jejuni, e. coli, salmonella, shigella, staphylococcus, yersinia, ...), viruses (bacteriophages, ...) and other microorganisms, plankton, algae, salt, sewage, oestrogens, microplastics, glass shards, possible traces of high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, heavy metals (aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, thallium, copper, nickel, zinc, ...), pharmaceuticals (beta-blockers, antibiotics, antidepressants, caffeine, sleeping medication and antihistamines, …), chemicals (detergents, food additives, preservatives, cosmetics, ...), organochlorines (pesticides, flame retardants such as PBDEs and NBFRs, PCBs, DDTs, HCBs, ...), etc.

A spray botlle with Thames water is at disposal for the audience to water the sculptures to keep them wet over the course of the exhibition.

Photo credit: Barney Pau & Laure Vigna