Lives in Rome and Greece
Micol Assaël’s oeuvre investigates the relationship between the body and invisible elements such as air, sound or magnetic fields as a way to sharpen self perception. The artist combines different fields of knowledge, from philosophy to literature through electric engineering, and puts in relation, in both explicit and implicit ways, opposite forces present in nature, creating a sense of instability.
In Stone Broken Circuit (2016) Assaël uses bakelite, a typical isolating material, to form a drawing of an open electrical circuit, a symbol of transmissibility. Along the circuit – the concrete transposition of an imaginary mental map – the artist places very small white marble dices, symbolizing the role that chance plays within the force-fields governing the world and in relation to the transformativity of the human experience.