“Impossible also to resist an extraordinary impulse to go away on all sides (…) is a thin longitudinal piece with a gelatinous appearance and amber colors. During the time of the exhibition, the materials co-evolve in a dynamic between letting be and determining. The gelatin is taken by the tar that prevents it from dissolving, the metal causes landslides, while the glycerin preserves and prevents from rotting. As time goes by, the sculpture turns into a gel, curls up and shrinks. It will never return to its initial state."
Excerpt from Penser l’extinction avec Pierre Huygue by Flora Katz on Impossible also to resist an extraordinary impulse to go away on all sides, 2019
Photo credits: Ernesto Sartori & Jiaxi Chen