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Fluid Resistance

 

Fluid Resistance is an art project that investigates the presence of energy that creates visible disturbances when an object is moved through a space. The starting point and a reference is the rapid movement of limbs through viscous water, an action that requires an increased amount of energy and is strenuous to perform. Performing movement in water in a way that aims to imitate an effort out in the air, draws similarity to performing an unwanted but necessary act that strains one’s willpower to pursue further. Little shapes of air, trapped as bubbles, are a visual reminder of the struggle that, moments earlier, occupied the space.

In a symbolic way, artwork in this project represents undercover resistance against the uninvited duress that, although accepted by logic, is rejected by our subconscious.