Participation at Kinetica Art Fair 2011 exhibition, February 03-06 2011, London UK
More information at: http://www.kinetica-artfair.com/
The work: a kinetic sculpture to be presented at the 2011 Kinetica Art Fair.
Work description: two perforated metal spheres, their surface formed by the shapes of fingerprints, poised on the two edges of a red playground seesaw in constant motion.
Title: “Individual singularities, collective similarities”
Media: Stainless steel, electrostatic painting, motor
Dimensions: 200 x 55 x 120 cm (L x W x H).
Artist: Christina Saradopoulou, sculptor
Tel: +30 694 484 1278
2 Pellis St., Halandri Attikis, Athens, Greece.
Artist’s statement for the Press
Spheres, unseen forms, the traces of hands, patterns crafted by the body, primary shapes moving up and down on the seesaw of time, here and there, weaving the fabric of space.
The fingerprint becomes a symbol and reflection of human existence, a unit for measuring the dimensions of human life, a canvas to represent the human scale.
The spheres move in an attempt to document the “magical unity” of man and universe, the “synchronicity” and “equilibrium” between the human and the cosmic.
Keeping pace with the rhythmical play of the Cosmos (a children’s seesaw) they reveal what both the Small-scale and the Grand have in common in terms of degree and structure. At the same time, a repetition of similarities renders differences more evident.
What emerges is collective diversity, which by preserving its individual singularity seems to lead to collective similarity, a necessary condition for the coexistence and unity of the world’s peoples.
Christina Saradopoulou, sculptress