Within us is an interactive boiled sugar sculpture representing the four elements of nature: water, fire, earth and air.
The four elements stay dormant until the audience approaches the artwork. This is a metaphor for nature's reactions to human actions. The contrast between the organic nature of the sculpture and its inner electronic components reflects the current race to model nature's behaviour and replicate it artificially.
Within us is the first of a series of interactive artworks between the researcher and Digital Artist Balandino Di Donato and the Mixed Media Artist Victoria Curtin Rivera that uses biodegradable materials for sculpting and low energy electronics. These artworks are a reflection on the climate crisis and environmental challenges.