of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Installation. Acrylic, metal, water, control system.
Art and science are much closer than we can imagine. Trying to illustrate this, Alexander Ponomarev invented a hydro-object, a nonfunctional artistic machine that is meant to demonstrate Archimedes’ principle. Archimedes’ principle says, any object, wholly or partially immersed in a fluid (or gas, or plasma), is buoyed up by an upward force. Archimedes’ force was developed through an artistic happening and symbolically transformed into the force of contemporary art.