2-headed Ouroboros

OBJECT

blacklight neon tube (Murano colored glass, argon, neon, mercury, transformer), UV-degradable stone paper, luminescent spray, wire

 

In her work 2-headed Ouroboros – an ancient trope for an endless circle – Isabell Bullerschen associates the concept of entropy with the disintegration of stone paper through the exposure to sunlight. This curious material that serves a second skin to the blacklight neon serpent, is produced with limestone powder and essentially the perfect recycled material, being a waste product from stone quarries. But the small percentage of polyethylene that is used in it as a binder and that gets released into the air as the stone-paper breaks down under the UV radiation dissipates this dream into pieces. 

 

(Kristina Grigorjeva, Curator)

 

Photos: Brigham Baker, Isabell Bullerschen

 

2-headed Ouroboros, exhibition view, Issue de secours, Stiftung Binz39, Zürich, 2021

 
 

2-headed Ouroboros, exhibition view, Issue de secours, Stiftung Binz39, Zürich, 2021

 

two-headed ouroboros, work in progress 

 

two-headed ouroboros, work in progress 

 

two-headed ouroboros, work in progress 

two-headed ouroboros, stone paper decay test