CASTING FAILURE, 2016

Matt white paint (water based), cast iron cube
moulds
Six cube moulds, 15 x 15 x 15 cm each



   

Casting failure is a sculptural object produced out of paint. A quick Google search reveals that a cube symbolized the Bavarian constitution in the early 1800s. Having all surfaces of equal size, the cube has for long been revered as an ideal form. It holds an ideological scheme that is immaculately embodied by the white cube, which this work resists. The chosen material (paint) will dry and shrink over time*. Its tendency will fail to reference the cubic volume. Conversely, one could allege that the constitutional cube fails to produce a material register.


*Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde will exhibit the work until the paint mass is thoroughly shrunken. Divecha poured the paint in the casts on Sunday, 17 January, a day before the opening of the exhibition.