Bronze Sculpture, 2017
The study of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has demonstrated the presence of complex primordial ingredients that may have contributed to the creation of life. Cascione & Lusciov have thus come to the knowledge of Abiogenesis, that is, the study of how organic life on Earth has had non-biological origins, and hypothetically, in other places in the universe.
The origin of primordial life forms is expressed by the artists through the use of white bronze, a color that symbolises the principle of the vital phase, while the uniqueness of cosmic activity is mirrored in the same uniqueness of the work as a bespoke piece, through the great complexity of its realisation.
The concept of birth is formally conveyed through the use of soft curves that create a succession of roundness that can be traced back to that of the Great Mother. The design of the sculpture is able to synthesize formal complexity, biomorphism and three-dimensionality that relates to the theories about the first forms of life that appeared on Earth, which, through evolution in the course of the ages, have passed from unicellular organisms to more complex multicellular organisms.
Cascione & Lusciov wanted to make a plastic interpretation of scientific theories that study the birth of life, creating works that seek to answer the questions that these theories have dragged on for centuries.
images: Photograph by Manuel Coen. © Cascione & Lusciov. All rights reserved.
Detailed Information of Artwork
ARTIST: Cascione & Lusciov
TECHNIQUE: Mirror Polished White Bronze Lost-Wax Cast
DIMENSION: 375 (L) x 170 (W) x 58 (H) mm | 14.8 (L) x 6.7 (W) x 2.3 (H) inches
WEIGHT: 5.5 Kg circa
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated on the verso
Solo show - 2018. Cascione & Lusciov: INTERGALACTIC SPACE - Halos of Light in Dark Matter, GRAFO Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Group show - 2018. PARATISSIMA Bologna Art Fair: Animali Notturni - The Dark Side of Life, The Italian University for Design IAAD, Bologna, Italy