Pepa Ivanova – Decay
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
KIKK in townDecay
Decay is the name given to the research conducted by artist and researcher Pepa Ivanova, in collaboration with the Laboratorium KASK (Ghent), on the behavioral characteristics of dyes.
The artist uses a gelling agent, Gelrite, derived from microbial fermentation. Gelrite has clearer optical properties than its better known counterpart, Agar. In Decay, Pepa Ivanova injects dyes into the gel solution, which is encapsulated in glass. The transparency of the glass allows both light and heat to interact with the dyes, while the gel, with its porous structure, allows the dyes to mix over time. All of these interactions and components create a living sculpture in continuous transformation.
This project was co-produced by KIKK thanks to the support of the Cellule Arts Numériques of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.