Program of Texts
The cmb Program of Texts is an initiative that offers the materials available in the archive to encourage authors and artists to unwind critical, analytical, propositive and/or poetic threads starting from key moments of the modern and contemporary artistic production.
While in the late 1960s artists are isolating themselves in the North American deserts, moving huge amounts of earth with machines and thousands of dollars and questioning concepts of landscape, industry, time, materiality and value, tractors and backhoes (probably similar to the ones that Robert Smithson called Robert Morris's paint brush) are opening immense trenches in an absolutely humid territory, where you can't see the horizon with your feet on the ground, maybe not even three meters ahead, and yet it's considered infinite.
The intertwining between life and death that Lygia talks about is what I call the expression of vulnerability-force: there is a force present in an embryo that carries potential information of life, and for such a life to come into existence, whatever carries it needs to open its hand to its form, reach the height of its vulnerability, and blend in to germinate something else.
There are 6 or 8 plastic faces, the same faces oppose each other, the different faces touch each other, the scratches are internal and the stiff white threads fill them, the events take place on or around the surfaces. The center of the object remains unscathed, silence surrounded by materials. Pulsars are neutron stars that transform rotational energy into electromagnetic energy. As it spins, its intense magnetic field induces a huge electric field on its surface. Neutral, it requires the space around it and attracts it.