EPPUR SI MUOVE
wood, chip board, toilet bowls, speakers, amplifiers, wire, carpet, sound
1200 x 600 x 60 cm
Most of the space is filled with a big rectangular wooden platform, and its hollow construction is filled with immersed toilet bowls.
We can hear obscure, indistinct sounds coming from the bowls.
These sounds were generated by scientific records of particles moving outside the Earth's atmosphere. Transposed into a sound register, they create the so-called Earth Sound. The sound we hear is a manipulation of the scientific research results, which is a pure assumption of what it might sound like.
The gallery’s visitors can climb and walk the platform.
The decision to climb the platform brings you to a realization of danger: walking carelessly might put you into one of the holes. The risk is here, and you take your chances consciously. This also allows you to see others from a higher position.
The title Eppur si muove is a quote by Galileo Galilei. After publicly renouncing his heliocentric theory in court and saving his own life, he whispered this famous saying.
Scientific facts and superstitions are presented here at the same time and as equals: the claim that The Earth is flat, as well as scientific data, are equally represented here.
A romantic picture – seashells that help you hear the ocean once you press them against your ear – has been pushed to the absurd with the choice of materials (toilet bowls). The fact that this work uses second-hand bowls enhances this impression, bringing in a dose of discomfort and disgust.