“An amorphous metal (also known as metallic glass or glassy metal) is a solid metallic material, usually an alloy, with a disordered atomic-scale structure. Most metals are crystalline in their solid state, which means they have a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Amorphous metals are non-crystalline, and have a glass-like structure (…)
[specific amorphous alloys can be used] as a biomaterial for implantation into bones as screws, pins, or plates, to fix fractures. Unlike traditional steel or titanium, this material dissolves in organisms at a rate of roughly 1 millimeter per month and is replaced with bone tissue.”
Metallic glass as a melting point between body and machine.
Our first approaching of this concept is focusing the macro-structure:
the performance itself is an amorphous alloy of electronics, poetry, voice and bodies, changing their relationship in a non-crystalline space. Glass is a slow fluid.
WAH (Anja Weber – Jagna Anderson – Dodi Helschinger) will be showing this work in progress on February 17, 20h, at Liebig12 in the frame of machine//body series curated by Muyassar Kurdi.