We all know a screen is made of glass and glass is made of sand (next to calcium and more), without these elements we would never have managed to make screens as we have them now. Gravitational Screen is an outcome of a research and experiment with the materiality of screens and one of the basic elements on earth which doesn't exist in the digital world: gravity.
In the National Glassmuseum Leerdam Nuyten blowed together with a glassblower melted screens (from Ipads till Iphones). After a long research and experiments with heat and gravity, they found a way to melt the glass from these screens. By unpacking, measuring and mapping the materiality of this digital world, Nuyten reminds us of the material essence of these manufactured daily life objects.
Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij