Kris Martin

Wooden rod 31 cm, young tree

Deposit of My Private Milan (owner My Private Milan) in 2009

Born in 1972 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Kris Martin lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.

The experience of time and the desire of understanding it in order to overtake it is a central element of Kris Martin’s work. The presence of his productions pushes the viewer to question his own position in relation not only at work but also in relation to the wider framework of its existence.

Presented in the exhibition MY PRIVATE escaped from Italy in 2006, Conductor by Kris Martin joins in a sustainable manner the place he had originally chosen in the wood of sculptures of Vassivière island at the entrance of the Art Center, near the Aldo Rossi’s lighthouse, creating a new border between architecture and nature.

Conductor is a thin rod of conductor, attached to a branch of a young tree, which moves in the wind and rises gradually at the rate of growth of the tree. For the artist, the first tree in the forest heads the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière.


Copyright: André Morin