J u l i a n a H e r r e r o




spatial installation; steel cable, little stones, labels, chalk marks, recording process, participation

Size (about 200cm x 150cm x 240cm)

Vienna Art Week, studio das weisse haus 2013

The procedural work depicts figments of the imagination drawn on space. It sets up articulated points in an endless “Combinatoria” and it is meant to be transformed. Its geometry has a periodic origin and the work is accompanied by a text that evokes a science-fictional connotation. The reconstruction at the studio in context of the Vienna Art Week is a stage of the work Crystallons unfolding one matrix, which emphasizes a kind of measuring machinery and its absurdity making evident a configuration of stabilizer points by means of little stones and small labels. 

The word “crystallon” derives from the Greek, cold drop, frozen drop, with its meaning extending to all solids with some degree of transparency. Before the development of X-ray diffraction, crystallography, the study of crystals, was based on their geometry. The crystallography of X-ray is an experimental technique for the study and analysis of materials based on the phenomena of diffraction of the x- rays by solids in crystalline state. Though to this technic specific atoms positions can be measured.