Margareta

Series of work: Rubber Concrete

Rubber Concrete 1, 2020.

metal, sensor, electric motor, concerte

140x40x40 cm

Rubber Concrete 2, 2020.

metal, sensor, electric motor, concerte

98x48x40 cm

Rubber Concrete 3, 2020.

metal, sensor, electric motor, concerte

-sculpture:

70x55x40 cm

In this work I experiment while creating a completely new composite material, a flexible concrete called the Rubber concrete, which in the form of a square becomes an active part of sculptures of the same name. The work is conceived with an interdisciplinary artistic-scientific method of experiment, which resulted in an innovative composite that possibly has new, yet undiscovered properties. The series of sculpture Rubber concrete retains its function within itself by using electromotors to demonstrate the functionality of contemporary material, the newly developed rubber concrete. The aim of the work was not to achieve something unique in terms of the new form or the use of metals, sensors and electromotors, but to create a work of art that confirms my research in redefinition of sculpture and discovery of new material. The newly created material, that is, the new type of concrete as a composite material, it consists of cement, gravel, water and additional components that make it flexible.

The Rubber concrete series of works consists of three sculptures titled Rubber Concrete 1, Rubber concrete 2 and Rubber Concrete 3. I use the word „rubber“ because in everday language it is common to say that anything flexible i slike made of rubber, for example, a physically flexible person is often referred to as „a flexible man“. Therefore, the word „rubber“ in the work's title does not refer to the physical structure but has a figurative meaning. All three sculptures are in equal proportions, in the correct size ratio. This structure, i.e. the order and correlation in the Rubber Concrete series of works is obvious because all three sculptures are placed in a certain ratio to each other; Rubber Concrete 1 is aproximately 40% higher than Rubber Concrete 2, and Rubber Concrete 2 is 40% higher than Rubber Concrete 3. In doing so, I created a proportional relationship, not only between the dimensions of the sculptures but also between the dimensions of concrete slabs. The concrete slab in the work Rubber Concrete 1 is 40% longer and wider than the slab in the work Rubber Concrete 2, and the slab in the work Rubber Concrete 2 is 40% longer and wider than the slab in the work Rubber Concrete 3.

Photos: Juraj Vuglac