ALEXANDER PONOMAREV АЛЕКСАНДР ПОНОМАРЕВ

 

Merz Association, Linz, Austria
1999

National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow
1999

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.