PUPAE

 

Pupae is an material research where a liquid is spun into threads, without human intervention, to form a silk-like material that is wrapped around the human body to form a self-assembling cocoon.

 

The liquid in question is a liquid made from water, polyvinyl alcohol, borax and glycerin. This liquid is dropped onto a mesh sheeting, which hangs from the ceiling, where it slowly falls through the holes and due to its properties, stretches out into very fine threads, resembling silk. The liquid in question is a liquid made from water, polyvinyl alcohol, borax and glycerin. This liquid is dropped onto a mesh sheeting, which hangs from the ceiling, where it slowly falls through the holes and due to its properties, stretches out into very fine threads, resembling silk.

 

The technique was also used for the installation 'Nuclei'.

Detail fabrication process

2017

Detail

2017

Textile

2017

Textile

2017

Textile

2017

The 'spinneret'

2017

Material detail

2017

Detail of sculpture

2017

Detail fabrication process

2017

Sculpture  'Stabilimentum'

8x76cm

2017

Sculpture detail

2017

NUCLEI

 

'Nuclei' is a installation using the Pupae technique to create illuminated objects that are suspended in the space. The light together with the material creates an optical effect called halo.

 

Installation

2017

Detail material

2017

Multiple halo effect

2017

Installation

2017

Close-up material

2017

Making the orbs

2017