Multiple Distances

Parallels, group show at Space4235, Genova, Italy

Multiple Distances series blends within concrete cast decaying debris of computer parts, found textiles, feathers, shells, chicken pens, and metals. The polished surfaces show only a portion of their embedded contents, sliced as layers of columns. Before the more elaborate modern concrete mixtures made by chemical infusion, cement was mixed with gravel, sand, and shells created on the ocean floor. One part to save money, but it was also thought to make the mixture harder, while in truth making the mix weaker. The same gravel today reminds us of something completely different, of toxic pollution and instability. By excavating long round pillars of ice from the Antarctic ice sheet and looking at its millennia of layered history, climatologists uncovered evidence of how fragile and abrupt the climate has been in the past. The hard, cold yet refracted works, containing both oceanic and urban human rubble, remind us of our scattered times, pollution, inseparability, material abstractions, and chemical toxicity is broken down into damaged half-slices of memory. Of decay and combined crystals.