they also want to be stable
_They also want to be stable
installation / copper plate, copper leaves, salt, fabric / 2022
Commissioned for Salt Museum
The salt wrapped in the fabric will absorbs moisture from the air, causing the unstable
copper plates to catch the droplets. The copper plates will gradually rust with the help of the
salt throughout the exhibition period.
This work questions our own creativity without regard to the natural order of things. Many
metals are always trying to rust because they are more stable as substances in their rusted
state in nature. However, we humans often try to keep metals from rusting for our own
From the Solo Exhibition 'Sweat, Tears, or the Sea'
11. Nov. 2022 - 12. Feb. 2023
at Salt Museum on Jeungdo island, South Korea
Art Like Salt 2022: Taepyung Salt Farm X LAMPLAB
All content © Mariko Hori 2022