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90 Seconds
Adamski Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2015

On Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 AM, Daniel Seiple wrote:

Dear komet1349,

I'm writing in regards to your 'soap in a microwave' experiment, which you posted on YouTube. I watched your video along with 1000s of others. I was struck by the universal amazement aroused by something as everyday as blowing up soap in a microwave. In order to amplify our shared wonder, I am working with an industrial engineer and microwave factory to blow up 200 kg (1500 bars) of soap into a large sculpture. 

I would like to include your video in a compilation of online soap videos. They will be presented with my sculptures in an exhibition, which explores the intersection of art, science and domesticity as conveyed in videos such as your own. I'm interested in how a momentary, physical transformation can be perceived as sculpture, how a tool of expedience can be used as a complex, artistic technique, and moreover, in our shared fascination.

If you like the idea, please let me know that it would be okay to present your video. You can either email or respond in a recorded message. What is so darn captivating about blowing stuff up? If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Daniel Seiple 



Block
Ivory soap, c. 150g / 325 lbs, 110 x 31 x 56 cm, 2015




90 Seconds, installation view, 2015



Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015 (edition of 10)


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


Blue Ivory, pigment print, 16 x 13 cm, 2015


90 Seconds Storyboard: 16 Big Oven (detail)
Wood table, 17 exploded soap sculptures, 200 x 100 cm, 2015



Talking microwave
Microwave, wood pedestal, looping soundtrack, 2015



90 Seconds Storyboard: 15 Truck (detail)
Wood table, 17 exploded soap sculptures, 200 x 100 cm, 2015