"Untitled (Sounding No. 2)" (2005)

"Untitled (Sounding No. 2)," 2005
Color photograph laminated to Plexiglas, 40 x 49 7/8 inches.
Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

"The creative process for me, whether it’s scientific or artistic, is driven by a number of forces. And one that I’m most interested in is desire, a desire for something that will change us. I often think that science and art are both contending with the desire for the new. Even at the moment when we say the avant-garde is a lost cause or non-existent, desire is still out there. And I think even the most critical and cynical artists have to acknowledge that little kernel that still connects them to that belief, much as a lapsed Catholic might still have a connection to belief. So when somebody asks me why I am dealing with science, I say that I’m not just dealing with science. And if I am dealing with science, I’m dealing with the image of science." - Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle ...

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"The creative process for me, whether it’s scientific or artistic, is driven by a number of forces. And one that I’m most interested in is desire, a desire for something that will change us. I often think that science and art are both contending with the desire for the new. Even at the moment when we say the avant-garde is a lost cause or non-existent, desire is still out there. And I think even the most critical and cynical artists have to acknowledge that little kernel that still connects them to that belief, much as a lapsed Catholic might still have a connection to belief. So when somebody asks me why I am dealing with science, I say that I’m not just dealing with science. And if I am dealing with science, I’m dealing with the image of science."

- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

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