Gints Gabrāns - Artist 
"Out of nowhere" 2014

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Plastic sculptures

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Plastic sculptures scanned by x-ray computed tomography, video

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"Out of nowhere" 2014. polyethylene, x-ray computed tomography, video.

The plastic sculptures have been made using a simple physical process – pouring liquefied polyethylene in cold water. Thus spontaneously, as a result of the principle of self-organisation, complex forms and structures are created. This process resembles the casting of "fortune" on solstice night by pouring liquid tin in cold water. It reveals a form-creation process which is close to nature, therefore it is easy to see organic, natural shapes, lines and ornaments in these objects. In nature such spontaneous processes of form-creation are managed by evolution, which selects the "working" models. The artist has simulated a similar strategy in creating the plastic sculptures by selecting pairing and partially fusing the best object samples through four generations, from 2010 to 2013. The power of evolution has been applied as an algorithm for the perfection of artificially created forms.