Exhibition

Bas Smets & Eliane Le Roux. BIOSPHERIC BENCH

10 May 2018 – 23 Jun 2018

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Thu – Fri – Sat:
2–6 pm

Valerie Traan Gallery

Antwerp
Flanders, Belgium

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​The bench expresses the biospheric process between planetary life and solar energy. Living matter uses the latter to produce ever more material. Most of this former life gets deposited and compacted into sedimentary rocks.

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The biospheric bench is composed of carefully selected sedimentary stones, former life petrified. Cut to a triangular shape, these stones are tied together by an elastic band and kept at distance by printed plastic elements, both derivates from fossil fuels. Fourteen stones form a diamond shape, different diamonds are combined to create complex figures.

Much like soil samples, the stacked pieces of the biospheric bench tell a prehistoric story of living matter transformed into solid material, as a compression in time and space of the biospheric process.

The bench and its research project will be presented in a specially conceived temporary forest

Exhibiting artists

Bas Smets

Eliane Le Roux

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