Within Us is an interactive boiled sugar sculpture that represents the four elements of nature: water, fire, earth and air.
The four elements stay dorment until the audience approaches the artwork. This is a methaphor of nature's reactions to human actions. The contrast between the organic nature of the sculpture and its inner electronic components is a reflection to the current race to model the nature's behavior and replicating 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 to the climate crisis and environmental chalenges.