“ÄTHER” addresses the ideas of the object, of collecting, storing and preserving, as inspired by the cabinets of curiosities of the Italian Renaissance. Placed inside a specimen bell jar, the fluorescent light arrangement is guided by the aesthetics of preservation spaces, such as laboratories.
Buşra Tunç, who frequently works with items which point at industrial production processes, follows a similar path in this study. In this work, the specimen jar is filled with Phosphor and glass powder, which are used in the production of fluorescence lights. The display of the materials that constitute the tubes structurally states a prioritization of the very nature of objects.
Laboratory glass, t4 tinted fluorescent light, phosphorus, transformer, cables.