NULL AND VOID
Galerie Incognito, Paris
In mathematics Null and void makes reference to quatitively zero, being empty. Within the shell, empty of their prior life lies the spiral of the golden ratio, with it's perfect dementions is used to define beauty and balance. This spiral, that starts from the void and continues into infinity apppears in many renaissance artist's work to illistrate a perfect figure or landscape.
The unusualy large portortioned shells found in this installation by the artist Rachel Marks were inhabited by snails found behind her family home in Florida. The shell, now empty once carried the story of a creature is brought again life through the contact with viewers. It is their movement that brings music, harmony and life continuing the story of their infinite golden ratio within. A book, sceleton like the shells lies at the end of their path, the words evacuated, waiting to be rewritten by anyone who passes through, the empty boxes where the words once lived referencing the divided proportions that make up the golden ratio spiral within the shells.