This work has directly been carried out on the beach and in the sea. It tries to describe the ocean in a different way, making the sea express itself.
Prints of rust produced by iron boards on specially prepared canvas, intentionally painted over pictures. Wine and liquor were used to improve the production of iron rust. It is supposed to be a game among manipulation, chemical reactions, chance and included mysticism.
This project represents the 1001st part of human mankind including everybody among everybody else. The starting point is a drawing (pen and Indian ink) in the size 12 x 16" showing crowds of people arranged in lines, 5600 on the whole, which is about the one millionth part of the present mankind. The walls of a room were closely covered with 1000 photocopies, occasionally the negative ones, thus suggesting the idea of the presence of the thousandth part.
Little mirrors (6 x 12") were fixed very regularily among those millions of people in order to involve the spectator directly into the immense crowd of people. In an additional room I continuously added enlargments of the drawing until the (human) signs were completely dissolved.
This project is supposed to be a kind of scenery and expects the visitor, similar to "Cicer" and "The Tower of Babel", to be involved in an active way. Only by doing so a sufficient and complete reading or understanding can be achieved.
An important part of this project about the possible communication, or not, between ALL, with the different languages and structures, to express themselves, is the book which I put together, with photos of the stones and 5 pages of explanations, to raise the curiosity for the strange, the stranger. Into the scenario I include the shadows and video sequences of the visitors as a hint to the connection between history and present, which is only a moment, between the material and the immaterial or illusion, the different realities.
The "Dance of Stones" is a work about gravitation and balance. As a subtitle I could call it "Aristotle between Newton and Einstein". I would like to refer to the changed central ideas of the 20th century. According to my opinion representation or portrayal of nature has to keep its interior structure whereas its perception has changed because of the quantum mechanics.
Furthermore "The Dance of Stones" is supposed to be a metaphor for the relation between masses and the individual.
The towns experience a perpetual change ...