auroras is pleased to present the project “Principles of the World” by the duo Ío, formed by artists Laura Cattani and Munir Klamt. Occupying the Project Room, the project selected in the 2019 Open Call presents an installation that approximates the rigidity of glass to the melting of forty kilos of white chocolate. This opposition between the characteristics of the two materials is one of the driving forces of the work. The slow process for the formation of these almost geological reliefs accumulates a part next to the glass, while the rest runs down the walls to the floor. The other material central to the project is time. Marked by the distinction of each of the layers that overlap, the different applications of the molten material that hardens create a topology crossed by different temporalities.
The first work of this series was carried out in 2012. Now, almost a decade later, a new version is installed at auroras. If, on the one hand, the strong odor of chocolate invites the visitor to a desire to taste, the information that there is poison for rats next to the chocolate, detracts from the taste experience. Thus, the work is constantly placed in a system of doubles – opposing, complementary or contradictory – which indicates a desire for solidity and, in the next instant, melting.
ATTENTION: contains rodenticide in chocolate, do not eat.