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The Argonauts (IRL)

Installation (documentation in progress)

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Based on the emergence of 'new minerals' such as molten plastics in active volcano regions and polysterene pebbles, the aurgonauts (IRL) features two artificial boulders held captive in a looped conversation. 3-d scanned from actual stones from Dover and Calais coastal areas, then milled with a robotic arm, the objects within the installation communicate through a computer code. The code was installed onto a communication system on their insides connected to the boulders' external LED lights. 'I,' one of the boulders remarks in morse code, and 'I,' the other reciprocates, stuck in a repeating self-affirmation. The work's title references a book by author Maggie Nelson of the same title.