Collections of Glass Sculptures and Scientific PapersVISIT MUSEUM WEBSITE
2014 - 2015
Glass, Paper, Steel, Weood, dimensions variable, shown at MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art), Moscow (Russia), 2021, SPEKTRUM Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2017, Galerie Dechanatstrasse, Bremen (Germany) 2015
“.ctu_isbtm” is a work complex consisting of three larger glass objects, a collection of small glass objects and a scientific paper, which analyses the objects and informs the viewer about their history. The paper is written anew for each exhibition and all papers will be published in a book after ten exhibitions. The objects were produced by accelerating organic compounds in water. The solidified organic objects then serve as positives for producing negative casting forms, which are filled with glass and heated in a furnace until the glass melts and forms the final glass object. Byrke Lou produced the castings at her university’s sculpture workshops.
The work is experienced as a spatial installation in the physical space. Walking in between the generously spaced objects which are placed on the floor, on a table and on the walls the viewer reflects on the origin and meaning of the objects. The paper contextualises the objects within the historical research into the origin of the milky way. It is written anew for each exhibition and all papers will be published in a book after ten exhibitions.
The artist followed the question how things emerge and why they become and are recognised as the things they are. After a six month long research phase she decided to concentrate on the Milky Way as the object of research, as the Milky Way is one of the longest observed objects. She read the myths and scientific explanations of the Milky Way and examined how society produces facts. In parallel she started working with glass, as most scientific research is executed looking through glass.