1. Spencer Finch. Outer Space (25 Brightest Stars) 2008 Dimensions Variable, Custom Fluorescent fixtures, Tubes, Filters, Bulbs. 25 Fluorescent tubes and fixtures representing the temperature spectrum of the 25 brightest stars in the night sky.
2. Roger Hiorns. Untitled, 2006, Semen, lighting
"Spencer Finch carefully records the invisible world, while simultaneously striving to understand what might lie beyond it. Whether he is relying on his own powers of observation or using a colorimeter, a device that reads the average color and temperature of light, the artist employs a scientific method to achieve poetic ends. . . .
Contrary to what one might expect, Finch's efforts toward accuracy- the precise measurements he takes under different conditions and at different times of day- resist, in the end, a definitive result or single empirical truth about his subject. Instead, his dogged method reinforces the fleeting, temporal nature of the observed world, illustrating his own version of a theory of relativity. In Finch's universe if you wait a few hours, the sun may very well change a leaden hue into gold. Like the ancient practitioners of the hermetic arts, who saw changes as the most fundamental truth of the universe, the artist doesn't always provide an answer in his investigations. For Finch art can do more; it can "ignite our capacity for wonder."
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about Roger Hiorns
"This often difficult relationship between objects, their materials and industrial, man-made and natural processes and substances runs throughout Hiorns’s work, with past sculptures including detergent-filled ceramics slowly pumping out columns of white foam. He’s also made sculptures using perfume and his own semen. For his next trick, Hiorns will be combining huge ceramic filters used in air conditioners with biological matter from calves’ brains. ‘All these works relate in some way to hygiene and obsessive-compulsiveness and a fear of losing control of one’s personal structures – such as in the brain disease CJD,’ Hiorns explains, ‘so while they’re sculptural objects, they’re also an extension of psychological thought."