Virus, 2003

limestone, video
8x8x8 cm, 2'51" loop

In the work Virus I worked with acid on a small sphere of limestone, covering certain parts of the surface with wax. The result is a kind of rolled hedgehog form which is accompanied by the film made from the footage of the work phases. On the film the contour of the sphere stays the same, and thus the form seems to be growing. The real size of the sculpture cannot be guessed without seeing it; it could just as well be a virus seen through the lens of a microscope, or a smaller planet or asteroid in outer space.

Video downloads (1.5MB)
Stills from the video