|Description:||Made for the Interim show at Chelsea, this work aimed to exploit a rudimentary understanding of chemistry and iron casting through a material with a natural but unearthly provenance.
Buying an Iron-Nickel meteorite from the 1947 Sikhote-Alin fall in Russia, a mould was taken of its form to be used in its destruction and reconstruction.
The meteorite was melted down and poured into the mould, creating a perfect cast of itself. It was displayed alongside a 3-metre high banner of the type normally found on construction sites, depicting a reversed image of its former self, while the copy rested on a black glass screen.
The title refers the the site of its discovery, and describes a name from Russian folk myth meaning "Nameless", an equivalent to the German "Doppelganger". "Ð‘ÐµÐ·Ñ‹Ð¼ÐµÐ½ÑŒ" appears in a mirror when summoned by a witch, and to see it is an omen of impending death.
The only clue to is provenance and journey is a list of "acknowledgements", chronologically letting on the processes and delegated specialisms required to bring about the transformation.|