Víctor Santamarina – Foundations

Kalmenson, Felix
Publisher: Building Fictions
Binding: Soft cover
Language: English
Pages: 32
Measurements: 22.00 x 31.00 cm

Foundations, documents an installation by Víctor Santamarina situated on the wetlands of the Eiland van Brienenoord, Rotterdam. Composed of a series of aluminium castings of leaks and liquid streams, the two sculptures are placed at the intertidal zone of the wetland. Appearing and disappearing as the tides come and go, the work takes part in the cyclical transformations that occur in this particular environment where the moon, water, human and non human beings constantly do and undo each other. Observing the work and its surrounding through a series of photographs captured with a pair of binoculars, the viewer is placed as an active character within what the author describes as a “negative island, a cavity rather than a peak, a round hole in the world, a sewer”. The publication is accompanied by ‘Emergence/y’, a text contribution written by Felix Kalmenson.