Interacting with your Existence, 2020
Acrylic, aluminium, pump, sous-vide, thermochromic pigment, tubes
My thesis research led me into investigating habits and how they operate within our lives. Habits are stored at the core of our brain and as we learn new habits they layer over this core.
Regardless of new habits we adapt to, these preliminary habits don’t vanish, instead they are dormant, waiting for us to return. I became interested in how this system operates without our body and this installation is in direct correlation with this research.
The top container is full of thermochromic pigment with a tube that connects it into the bottom container. The bottom container has a sous-vide controlling the temperature of the liquid. There is a pump that is bringing the liquid from the bottom container into the top, and by doing so, changing the colour of the pigment. These containers are eternally linked through this artery, one being aimless without the other.