Remains of Matter is a work from the Remains series.
The Remains series was inspired by a number of photos made as part of a metal fatigue research, a field in which there are high tensions and deformations, resulting in interesting forms and textures. Later, some images from the trivial round were added, but now subsumed under the main theme. The idea was to aestheticize the remains i.e. things that are utilized and already useless. However, in the work process, it turned out that trivial objects could carry additional and more complex meanings. Being a result of the change they put us directly into the time stream. We could imagine, what the things were like, how they slowly changed and how they will disappear we could become aware of the course of time. On the other hand, we could take these deformed objects, this tired matter as a metaphor of the end of the industrial society along with its pretensions and its impudence.
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soft pastel on Canson® Mi-Teintes® paper