Water, Perfect Cube silicone mold, red food dye, wood dowels, paper towels, glue
Columbia University (New York, NY)
Ice cubes were crafted in Perfect Cube silicone mold to provide equally melting surfaces. Red food dye was added in the process of freezing. Paper towels were carefully adhered to individual wooden frames then inserted into a larger frame. The ice cube was placed on the top frame and during melting, resulted in creating a print-like effect as huge colored beads of droplets dripped down and inhabited the paper towels. The architecture of this technology and the melting ice cube made it possible to document an almost anatomical trace of the melting process.
I like to think of this project akin to an automated silkscreen printing machine. Recently, I am interested in experimenting with automated processes of drawing/writing, and there is a lot of potential in going back and redeveloping this prototype.