Alexander Salvesen: Osmosis I-III

A triptych using overhead projectors, recycled glass objects, colour filters to create a representation of liquid water in a cell, 2020

Osmosis I-III begins with thoughts about water and the liquid balance within a cell. Osmosis is the spontaneous net movement of solvent molecules through a selectively permeable membrane in the direction that tends to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides. Almost all life on planet Earth is striving for balance with its environment. If the balance is disturbed too much, the cell dies.

Osmosis I: Too Much

Osmosis II: Too Little

Osmosis III: Equilibrium

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
660 x 250 x 250 cm

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc: 

Dark room, normal indoor temperature, black or white walls

Electricity consumption:

Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures: 

The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:

Support and rigging (eg. Reutlinger or sim) for hanging the wooden boards. The bords can also be attached to a wall if need be.

Does the artwork use sound:

No sound.

Minimum height of the space:

300 cm

Minimum square meters of the space:


Building time and people required (estimate):

1-2 person, 4h

Artist's presence:

Artist or their representative must be present during building

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?

3x overhead projector, glass, wood, filter gels


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