The sculpture explores aspects of the “natural” and the “artificial”. Ryan Frost is a hybrid object, it looks like faded driftwood and at the same time it is reminiscent of a fragment of a demolished building. The object merges the cultural technology of reinforced concrete with a piece of lively nature. Ryan Frost touches on our highly industrialized and anthropocene reality, which is permeated by cultural constructions, scientific perspectives and biological as well as ecological processes. With all the advantages and disadvantages, we are in a sense outside “nature” without ever really being able to leave it.
(The piece was later integrated into an installation entitled Decoder).
Technique: concrete casting, reinforced concrete
Dimensions: ~72 x 17 cm
Weight: ~15 kg