ORIGIN

In a celebration of the origin of the cosmos, Carnaille provokes the viewer into contemplating and considering the act of creation as a timeless process where presence takes the place of absence and where being emerges from nothingness. The sculpture may seem harmonious at a distance but this superficial impression disappears upon closer inspection. The timepiece mechanisms reveal their chaotic arrangement, a plethora of entities coming together to form a uniform whole. Viewing this piece is bearing witness to the beginnings of our universe at its most primitive state, when it was comprised only of a single atom of energy. From the initial haze at the Origin, matter, time, light and space merge into a nucleus. This minuscule sphere contained by its surrounding vastness houses a ferocious energy. It is impassible in its struggle against the powerful forces that pull at it from all sides.

 

« The fortunate link between atoms is at the base of everything that is. »
Democritus

ORIGIN #I
100 x 100 x 30 cm
Steel, stainless steel cables, wire-strainer, magnets, timepiece mechanisms

ORIGIN #II
100 x 100 x 75 cm 
Steel, magnets, timepiece mechanisms

ORIGIN #III
72 x 72 x 49 cm
Steel, magnets, timepiece mechanisms

ORIGIN #IV
72 x 72 x 49 cm
Steel, stainless steel cables, magnets, timepiece mechanisms

Création du site Sébastien Gras