Condensation Cube

Hans Haacke’s work was never entirely bound by conceptualism because it always traced connections between concepts and form.


‘Condensation Cube’ (1963-65) personifies this for me. It is a sealed Plexiglass box containing a small amount of water. When the room is warm, the water turns to gas, as it cools, the water condenses on the Plexiglass and returns to liquid. It is a sealed physical system, but it is also visually altered by its surroundings. There is a tension between its individuality and its dependance on the world around it.

Note to Self:

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