Sinks (2023) are a series of sculptures exploring ‘heat’ as both a material and an active process that occurs through space. 

PTC heaters blow hot air onto a steel sheet. A simple control system drives the heaters through a preset pattern, allowing the warmth to concentrate then diffuse through the metal. 

A thermal camera witnesses these events and helps to project the thermal data back onto the steel sheet, revisualizing an otherwise ethereal event.

Sinks exist to facilitate an energy transfer, part of a series of simple actions that form a system of visualization. This steel experiences a thermal rhythm that exists just beyond our visual perception. Technology helps to revisualize that rhythm into something we can witness, while also revealing our connection to the system. It is both sponge and mirror- a tool to convert energy and to release it, a platform for irreversible choreographies.

Sink 2 is on display for the CURRENTS 826 Winter/Spring show, Resonances, until April 9, 2023. Watch a live-stream of the thermal camera during gallery hours here