Following on from ‘Hebe’, ‘Compression Loss’ is a new series of sculptures in which Troika take iconic figures and forms and deconstruct them into separate ‘slices’. The series forms part of Troika’s solo exhibition ‘Compression Loss’ at Galería OMR, which opened on 11 November 2017.
The title ‘Compression Loss’ references a method of rationalisation in which the whole is seemingly understood by its deconstruction into smaller, separate parts — a process which does not account for accumulative significance. By physically slicing reproductions of Egyptian deity Thoth, Aztec deity Xipe, Greek goddess Hebe and Roman goddess Venus, Troika’s sculptures usurp this linear, reductionist viewpoint of knowledge, replacing it with a fragmented oscillatory one. Utilising methods of analogue ‘slicing’ they juxtapose the objective, logical applications of science with the shifting nature of mythology and belief.