SALT II

exhibition

participation at the Salt festival 2014, Black sea salinas, Burgas

 

SALT 1 - WATERS:

Around the city of Burgas there are 3 lakes (Mandra, Vaya and Atanasovsko lakes) and one sea (the Black sea). Alhough they are very close to each other they are all unique as characteristics and ecology and their waters are of different salinity. I took water samples from all of these water basins and let the water paint in its particular way - creating rusty aquarelles on four metal canvases. Both the end result and the process in time on each canvas were unique. Similar to the way water “paints” in nature - with different brushes and colors, different structures and landscapes.

 

SALT 2 - TRACES:

The art works are created with salt instead of paint., Taken directly from the water basins, dissolved or crystallized, the salt leaves its visible traces on the canvases. We are salty creatures... living in a worls, full of salts, living a life with salty taste, searching fo the salt of life...

 

We are salty creatures...
Seeking salt in our food,
Crying with salty tears,
Having salty taste ourselves,
Leaving salty stains on our clothes
with every effort.
We are salty creatures...
Our blood contains so many diverse salts - 
we are small oceans.
Salts in our organisms control us entirely!
Salt can be tasty ... and bitter...
and too much sometimes...
People say that salt can kill...
But we cannot imagine life without salt.
We are salty creatures...

 

SALT 3 - BOUNDARIES:

Water is one whole and in the same time consists ofseparate volumes with different properties, historieas and memory. Waters are in eternal circulation, they meet and fuse, they cross borders, passing in other basins with different histories. Water brings salt, water removes the salt... Water runs, spills and mixes with more water and in the same time can define boundaries. Water remembers everything, water deletes everything...