Of the ongoing struggles against a gravity

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Performative installation
Wax drones, solar cells, motors, drawings
2015

Of the ongoing struggles against a gravity is a work that merges the modern-days technology of drones with the greek myth of Icarus.
The work presents itself as an ongoing study about the possibilities and failures related to the creation of a machine that would respond and be drawn only by the sun.
For the project I created several drones whose structure is made of wax. The motors that would allow the drones to fly are powered by solar-cells without any extra control chips.
Once exposed under the sunlight, the machines would take off only to melt away (like Icarus’ wings did) as they would approach the sun.
This work is about the process of trying to create such a scenario, accepting all its possible failures, as gravity might or might not win over the dream to fly.