photos: marta ferracin



Ferracin life and decay , 2018 investigates the Second Law of Thermodynamic as for each complexed localised order of a living plant it is necessary an equal presence of entropy or decay. So to create order in one place, a process must create disorder somewhere else, thus life cannot exists without entropy or decay.
Ferracin patiently set up the time lapse camera while spraying the loan and urban weeds with nonanoic acid and recording the organic compound's ability to disrupt the cell wall of the weeds' leaves. Ferracin oxidised the weeds within different stages of decay thus including the "bleach" effect that is obtained from exposing the weeds to the sunlight for several days. Ferracin filmed each experiment within three days during the length of one month period.

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