PARTICLES+WAVES Nefeli Massia

Massia’s luminous objects blur the boundary between sculpture and prints. Referring to them as inflated data, her laser-etched crystal blocks recast infinitesimal coordinates recorded using a photo-microscope, in proportions perceptible to the naked eye. Like scientists manipulating stem cells to grow neurons not ears, Massia directs this scientific data to produce sculptures not information. Her work addresses possibility, potentiality, opportunity and conception; all aspects of human imagination. The very possibility that human beings could one day grow much-needed body parts from something like a stem cell scraped from skin should hold anyone’s fascination. That a universal holds the potential to become a particular is a wild concept. Massia’s neuron project recalls the ancient Greek thought-puzzle known as the conceivable/possible problem, whereby whatever was impossible was considered unimaginable and whatever is conceivable was considered possible. Massia's work seeks to provide evidence, that the world contains many imaginary, impossible, invisible things awaiting discovery. Until they are, they remain “out of this world".

- from: Sue Spaid, Beguiling End Games: Evidence of Once Imaginary, Impossible, and Invisible Neurons

BIOGRAPHY

NM 22208
Remaking Realities, No. 5
Nefeli Massia, 2010
Crystal sculpture
3.3"h x 3.3"w x 3.3"d

NM 22192
Remaking Realities, No. 8
Nefeli Massia, 2010
Crystal sculpture
4.3"h x 7.2"w x 3.8"d

NM 22191
Remaking Realities, No. 7
Nefeli Massia, 2010
Crystal sculpture
4.3"h x 7.2"w x 3.8"d

NM 22190
Remaking Realities, No. 3
Nefeli Massia, 2010
Crystal sculpture
2.0"h x 3.2"w x 2.0"d

NM 22189
Remaking Realities, No. 9
Nefeli Massia, 2010
Crystal sculpture
5.4"h x 7.2"w x 3.8"d

NM 22162
Remaking Realities, No. 4
Nefeli Massia
Crystal sculpture
3.8"h x 7.6"w x 5.8"d

NM 22161
Remaking Realities, No. 6
Nefeli Massia
Crystal sculpture
3.9"h x 7.2"w x 4.5"d

NM 22159
Remaking realities, No. 2
Nefeli Massia
Crystal sculpture
3.9"h x 7.2"w x 4.5"d