Disarming reality

2017
Blown glass, ashes
Edition LEMOW of 5 + 3 AP

Disarming Reality is an hourglass filled with ashes. It can’t rest by itself nor does it has a vertical support system. It has to be held, manipulated, almost becoming a meditative or ritualistic tool. The connection point between its two extremities has been stretched, creating a transitory space. Ashes fall in a spasmodic way, not fluid like sand, they coagulate, stick to the edges of the glass and never go through the same way: the hourglass can’t have a set time. The ashes contained in the eight hourglasses come from the same fire, creating a link between the editions and their owners.  

Hourglass made by Septy BECHOU