Circulation System. Detail 1 Maria Koshenkova. Art Installation

Circulation system

The sculptural object/installation consists of found and used metal gas and water pipes connected with handmade blown glass pieces. Plumbing system are arteries of civilization- way to distribut natural treasures as water olil gas as well as let the left overs out. This fact gives metal tubes structure relation with social context. I created pipe system looking abandoned and absurd, connected by invalid junctions. Glass is the material that can imitate water probably the best also glass has an ability to bear marks of objects but still develops items own way . Colors transform from dirt and rust to optical clarity. Glass is making invisible part-visible. Not only in literal “physical “ meaning of this word but on deeper associative level (revealing some hidden processes). In some parts of installation glass reminds of hanged socks( which is quite recognizable detail of eastern Europe and Russian “house culture”, people all the time dry they closes on the pipes, even in now days)In other - glass would behave like drops of dirty water blood or petrol.Some of glass details will be a prolongation of pipes...clear with bobbles and water stream inside... All the “ingredients” taken together are meant to shepherd you in the complex ambience of modern co-existence. The structure of the sculpture can be changed according to specific characteristics of the place used for installation. There are unlimited ways to connect the pipes and reshape the structure.

Photo@ Maria Koshenkova