Château d'Eau, Toulouse (FR)
Poetics of the uncertain (2019)
Jon Uriarte, curator
The scientific method includes experimentation, measurement and observation; as well as hypothesis, assumptions and skepticism. Actions and attitudes that Dries Lips develops in his work, where he introduces himself as a contemporary alchemist that instead of looking for pure materials, focuses his efforts in the wonders of the process. Lips takes an ice sphere as subject to explore how new imaging technologies attempt to depict the transition of water from solid to liquid. His work explores a diverse array of oppositions including the modernist and the contemporary eras, the visual surface versus the inner code of the digital image and the poetics that take place in the midst of formation and dissolution.