© 2019 Inés Cámara Leret

Memory Stone

 

2017

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A vinyl on the wall reads: "Exhale. Your breath can be part of this stone's memory." As visitor's approach a large wooden chest a grid of diffusers invites them to make a donation. One by one, they place a diffuser into a recipient containing the artist's bodily composition of fat, carbon and water. Then, they breathe. 

 

Breath upon breath, each layer becomes a receptacle embedding an ephemeral process like breathing individually and permanently within the limestone. The stone was then printed continuously, using a traditional printmaking technique, until a corresponding set of 50 prints revealed the breaths captured in the collection process.

Special thanks to MU Artspace who commissioned the printing of the breaths during the exhibition 'Fluid Matter: Liquid & Life in Motion'.