a poor cosmology 
a poor cosmology, installation, 2016
photo by Stefan Sava

a ‘poor’ cosmology, a representation of the known universe as if constructed by those deprived of everything but the zero degree of subsistence – bread. Modeled in dough, planets and their stars constellate on zigzagging pieces of string. Between an image of the cosmos and a makeshift, vacant Panopticon, the installation is conceptually organized around the Declaration of Human Rights, printed on bags of flour. Abstraction and embodiment, erosion and sustainability relate therefore to both ‘our world’ and ‘our rights’: the twinned notions of modern humanism and modern ecology, both relying on an endangered view of global accord.
Mihnea Mircan