Ice clock

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Born in 1974, François Ronsiaux lives and works in Paris. He is a visual artist and photographer, president of L’entreprise association and founder of the Platform gallery in Paris. Read More 

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ICE CLOCK is a series of Installations-sculptures that mix 3D design and cooling technology within an autonomous system of randomly creating and destroying an iceberg. The iceberg, suspended under a glass bell, partly melts and reconstitutes itself in cycles, flooding part of an artificial landscape that supports the piece. The sculptures change shape and appearance depending on the time of day, season, temperature and humidity conditions, and develop phases of condensation, fog or flooding, so that the piece is continuously alive and changing. ICE CLOCK, in line with the project United Land, representing the planet covered in water and ice, is a fantasmagorical allegory of the ambivalent situation of contemporary humans within our environment and our ambiguous vision of the relationship between Nature and progress. Here, the iceberg shows not just a visible fragment but also its hidden face, its dark side, in a realistic perspective of irreparable melting, despite the artificial technological infusions supporting an ambitious hypothesis of equilibrium. These majestic yet ephemeral frozen mountains are literally the tip of the iceberg of our impossibility to control the present elements under the erosion of time, symbolizing extinction, or for an enlightened mind, the transformation from one form to another in cyclical rotation.

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 160 x 35 x 35 cm

François Ronsiaux






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