Masse et Martyr

2017
In collaboration with Sylvain Courrech Du Pont and Simon Dedreuille

Artificial bronze concretions, DC current, water, acrylic climate chambers

Bronze artificial concretions (Keromancies) are immersed in water through which a weak electrical current is passed. Very slowly curls of smoke lift away from the bronze, drift mistily through the water and overlay the bronze with a downy covering before forming a cloudy carpet on the bottom of the tank.
The effect of the electrolysis is to corrode the bronzes, whose destinies now intertwine as one of them – Mass – is protected by Martyr as the latter’s decomposition speeds up.