concrete object. henry|seaton. the work, which we have described as >negative objects< comes about through a casting process using concrete form-work. using found, disused elements of styrene packaging, we in part, reverse ‘engineer’ a series of pre-existing commodity objects. these negative_objects are formed by re-assembling the disparate parts that make up this ’after-image’ of the original object and adding a material which has a history that certainly goes back to the romans and in itself becomes solid over an extended period of time (through a process of hydration). in that sense each object has a history built in. these objects are in fact in a continuous process of becoming solid, and therefore more definitive, more real. hopefully they become less abstract - and more connected - the more they sit in the world, with its physical appearance reflecting their small molecular changes - they in fact become ‘more concrete’. the tangible, palpable nature of this physical alteration over time brings it into a direct collision with its inherent abstracted form. the juxtaposition of its 19th century use to describe a composite material that becomes solid through the chemical process of hydration and its meaning as something which exists in the material world, that is real and solid, that is not abstract, might be a way our work can be defined and understood. #negative_objects #concrete_object #form-work #artefact #found_object #objet_trouve #artandarchitecture #sculpture #henry|seaton from instagram: