1.-13. October 2020
Opening on Thursday, 1. October, 6 – 8 p.m.
12 – 6 p.m. (every day)
Critical Mass, 2018
Mixed media, sizes variable
In the work Critical Mass, Egle Oddo presents a collection of seed containers, jewels and whistles that
appear to be excavated from an ancient past. The objects are both tactile and intimate; they can be
easily carried in a pocket or worn as a piece of jewelry and their connection to the body is a
meaningful characteristic. They are small and precious in scale, but their importance and function
represent power and strength for larger social issues where empathy, activism and collective
responsibility will be required. The objects can be interpreted as simultaneously representing a
possible future where civilization will be forced to place value on the sustainable properties of a seed
rather than monetary wealth. We can already see evidence of this unfolding today, as we become more
aware of and influenced by the decline in our natural resources. In this scenario, it raises the question
of who will be the leaders working to make a difference for our societies, our environment and our
world. Will power remain in the hands of governments or in the voice of activists?