NaCl studies/Sodium chloride
NaCL studies/Sodium chloride is series of studies and diagrammatic drawings that explore the process of formation of salt’ crystals from chloride atoms using an optical microscope and sem technology (electron microscope technology). Salt is a recurrent material in Emanuele’s practice, an ubiquitous material with an universal taste used in most culture. One of the properties of salt is its capacity to repeatedly transform, dissolving and crystallising is an ongoing process. Nacl Studies is a series of studies developed during a residency at the conservation and restoration centre La Venaria Reale, in collaboration with the department of physic of the University of Turin. The project aimed to extend ongoing concerns of Emanuele’s art practice such as material transformation, time and temporality by engaging with scientific processes, facilities and technologies for artistic production.The focus was on developing strategies for making the invisible visible through an exploration of material processes.