Mathieu Lambert: Le bluff du futur.

07/03-16/2016
Artist in residence - July 2016.

 

Vermont Studio Center,

80 Pearl St.

Johnson, VT.

Untitled Window (I), Oriented strand board, Contact cement, glass. 52x30'. 2016.

 

Below: Demain n'aura pas lieu, Ink marrker on newsprint. 18x24'. 2016.

Shaped river stones, approx 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 ', 2016

River stones, White marble and concrete, variable sizes, 2016

La Reserve Des Amis, Lambda print on paper, potassium chlorate ( KClO3 ) and sugar solution (Used as glue), locally sourced river sand, olive oil, gasoline, 95% concentrated sulfuric acid ( H2SO4 ), glass, cork. 2016.

Untitled Window (I), Oriented strand board, Contact cement, glass. 52x30'. 2016.

Ink on paper, water based flour glue. 8 1/2 x 11, 2016

La Reserve Des Amis : ( Chemical fire bottle* )

Label : Lambda print on pre-soaked paper (Solution composed of potassium chlorate ( KClO3 ) and sugar)

Bottle : Locally sourced river sand, olive oil, gasoline, sulfuric acid ( H2SO4 ), glass, cork.

 

*The chemical fire bottle is really an advanced molotov cocktail. Rather than using the burning cloth to ignite the flammable liquid, which has at best a fair chance of igniting the liquid, the chemical fire bottle utilizes the very hot and violent reaction between sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate. When the container breaks, the sulfuric acid in the mixture of gasoline sprays onto the paper soaked in potassium chlorate and sugar. The paper, when struck by the acid, instantly bursts into a white flame, igniting the gasoline. The chance of failure to ignite the gasoline is less than 2%, and can be reduced to 0%, if there is enough potassium chlorate and sugar to spare.