sgroll/vidal, "Object of Transit No. 1", 2012, photograph, synthetic resin, 106 x 121 x 42 cm, Unique Copy / photography 3 + 2 AP
sgroll/vidal - Objects of Transit
The work of sgoll/vidal examines objects that are close to us: their time, their creation, development and decay – and attempts to reveal the hidden stories of everyday items, using the medium of photography as a means of documenting their discoveries.
Initially, sgroll/vidal in turn created physical objects that captured the essence of their photographic records. The result of this process is "Moto", a group of works comprising art objects - usable furniture - made from photographs. Images are freed from their two-dimensional state and used to create functional physical entities. The artists chose acrylic glass as their material, using the Diasec system to mount their images behind the glass and then assembling it into heavy cubes to create items of furniture. These weighty, large-scale objects seem to promise transparency, yet prevent the observer from viewing their functional interiors. sgroll/vidal's hybrid between image and object thus creates a memento mori of metabolic cycles.
Now sgroll/vidal have gone a step further and blurred the boundaries between photography and sculpture. In their new exhibition, "Objects of Transit", they have developed a completely new production process in which photographic images grow and expand into three-dimensionality. The objects thus created tread the line between the artistic disciplines involved – distorted, crumpled and twisted, they represent reminiscences of those discarded and decayed objects once captured in the artists' photographs.