Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

90° South

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Foyer

Alejandro Borsani’s 90° South provides a contemplative point of view that allows the viewer to witness and be immersed in the constant evolution of a growing landscape. The work utilizes an irrigation system in conjunction with a highly absorbent material (sodium polyacrylate) to produce a slowly emerging landscape. A thin layer of the white material is placed on top of a round surface. When water reaches the surface, the sodium polyacrylate expands 300 times, producing subtle undulations. The profiles of these miniature mountains are projected onto the walls of the gallery using a flashlight attached to a rotating mechanism.

Alejandro Borsani
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute