Kris Van Dessel

CIRCUMSTANCES

A work arising from an almost literal ‘coalescence’ of circumstances. In an experiment exploring resistance with the use of tin soldering wire, the artist establishes that the perimeter of the floor of his workshop corresponds to that of the two gallery spaces. The mass of tin could be seen as the ultimate standard measure of our Western society in the form of an apparently trivial ruler. However, the melting of the soldering tin creates a highly personal, portable measure that subtly absorbs both the reference space of the artist as well as his presentation area.
Extracted out: VANISHING POINTS, Beatrijs Eemans, 2014
Tin bar, 1 m x 1 cm x 1 cm
2014