Cooking Crystals Expanded
Aço carbono, aço inox, água cromatizada, cabo de aço, cristal de quartzo, ferro, ímã, silicone e vidro
Cooking Crystals Expanded (2009) is the unfolding of the work presented by Tunga for the 3rd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2009. With one hoop in the top and another one in the bottom, vertical iron structures support rods, springs, and hooks that maintain different elements in flotation, such as crystals, amber stones, magnet blocks, resin-extruded mass, and white liquid – the latter two alluding to feces and urine. The pieces are suspended and articulated by long, braided iron cylinders, like the ‘tipitis’ (an indigenous basketry technique). References to body fluids, alchemy, the primitive, as well as to the magnetic relation between metals are some of the artist’s recurring elements present in the structure.