PATRICIO AROS: Ephemerelization
(Interactive intallation)

The installation will consist of an ordered set of boxes with various quotes written in various languages. A globe will rest on the boxes as well as some chocolate coins that are there for visitors to take and eat.

The formal idea of the installation is to create a sculptural body, with cardboard boxes, which can interact with the interior architecture of the building.
In conceptual terms the installation aims to show a variety of content with a restricted use of media. The title of the installation refers to the "Ephemerelization." This term was coined by Richard Buckminster (July 12, 1895-January 7, 1983) an American architect, designer, writer, inventor and futurist. Buckminster developed the concept of "Ephemerelization" which is in his own definition: "To do more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing." 

Richard Buckminster was convinced that the accumulation of relevant knowledge, combined with the quantities of major recyclable resources that had already been extracted from the earth, had attained a critical level, such that competition for necessities was not necessary any more. Cooperation had become the optimum survival strategy. "Selfishness," he declared, "is unnecessary and hence-forth unrationalizable.... War is obsolete."

Inspired then in the "Ephemerelization" concept I decided to make an art installation that suggests some of the ideas of this unique American.

* Born 1969 in Santiago, Chile. Lives in Malmö since 1987. Studied in the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University.

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