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print mounted on pvc
81 x 112 cm, framed 105 x 136 cm
31.9 x 44.1 inches, framed 41.3 x 53.5 inches


NARGOCA is the work drawing preceding ONID, a virtual, organic and non-functional interpretation of a yellow Caterpillar crane, whick . As the scoop is filled up and the teeth are accentuated, one can recognize a head of an animal, more specific of a Stegosaurus (a dinosaur living 150 million years ago). ONID thus combines the old and the new and refers to the prehistoric and industrial era in a non-logic, almost anachronistic way. By doing so, Ervinck wants to invite the viewer to perceive the familiar in a different way. Nick Ervinck cherishes the thought that, in the future, kids will be able to make their own toys and to create their own pets from living cells, organs and mechanic parts. ONID thus is a playful ode to artificial life and the hybrid crossover between robot and animal.

2007   Four4one, Art Event Rotary Prinsenhof - Gent, BE