Weronika Lucińska: Icebergs, 2018
The installation consists of glass aquariums in which porcelain pieces are floating.
During the development of the project I started to control the sinking of the objects, not being influenced by the proportions of icebergs found in nature, but rather by the reflection they will create in the walls of the aquarium and in the water surface. Pieces multiplied in the walls of the aquariums are supposed to give the illusion of the infinite and overwhelm with their omnipresence. The meaning of the installation can be read in many ways and I would not like to point out the right one, I would like the recipient to decide for himself. “Icebergs” can be read as a reflection on human influence on the condition of nature. The installation may bring up the issues of glacier melting and global warming. Some viewers may perceive “Icebergs” as a reference to the theory of Sigmund Freud’s Iceberg Model and comparing an iceberg to the human mind. The top of the iceberg, the part you see is like the conscious mind.The sunken part of the iceberg is like the pre-conscious part of the mind. The main part of the iceberg beneath the water is like unawareness. This is where the mind stores all the memories, feelings, and thoughts that the conscious mind cannot access.
Material: casted porcelain, glass aquariums, water
Various sizes: from h: 35, l: 80, d: 25 [cm] to h: 28, l: 22, d: 22 [cm]
Photos courtesy of the artist