residuum

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RESIDUUM @ Galerie Nicolas Robert Montréal, September 09 - October 15, 2022.
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Health is unlegislated
It unfurls raw on the table
The extent to which its meaning does not exist ripens
A thousand years pass

The movement, just outside perception
traverses limbs, skin, organs, hair
as if it were the purpose of this sentiment not to be expressed.
Its scale is unknown but pervasive.

–Excerpt from Toxins by Lisa Robertson

Residuum is a site responsive installation where I question and expand on mechanisms of insulation, filtration, and permeability. Sculptures are made with materials recuperated from industry waste streams, pollution samples, my own studio waste effects, and organic materials with inherent thermal and filtering abilities. Residuum reflects on the residual in relation to time, regenerating what remains after the main part has been taken, used, or separated. Residuum is an aftereffect, a fragment, a dreg, a byproduct; it is something leftover, leached, or latent.

Low Level Porosity Unit (LLPU), 2022
Salvaged polypropylene (PP) foundation membrane, found expanded polystyrene (EPS) bean bag chair filling, Aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), diatomaceous earth
Site specific dimensions

Phène Hex (PH), 2022
Found extruded polystyrene (XPS) with embedded plant material, cigarette filters from plastic pollution sample, biofiltration media from plastic pollution sample, polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue, used polystyrene (PS) lollipop stick
33 cm x 39 cm x 5 cm

Chiral Coil vii (CC), 2022
Found polypropylene (PP) pallet straps, polyethylene (PE) waterproofing membrane, found expanded polystyrene (EPS) underlayment, vinyl (PVC) surface bumpers, used polystyrene (PS) lollipop stick
19.5 cm x 19.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Incomplete Biofilter (IB), 2022
Sunbleached eelgrass, photo-oxidized tarp threads, found expanded polystyrene (EPS), found expanded polypropylene (EPP) bumper core, polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue, fish glue, 32 cm x 32 cm x 8 cm

Images by Jean-Micheal Seminaro & Clara Lacasse