Rebecca Adorno Dávila

| The Heat death of the Universe |

The heat death of the universe is a scientific prediction that eventually the universe will expand so much it will no longer contain any thermodynamic free energy with which to do work. At this point the universe will be cold, dark, and essentially empty forever. Forever is a long time, and this kind of physics is poorly understood at present. (*source Wikipedia)


Although as humans we have an expiration date, we leave objects and ephemera behind, which tend to be used for other people as a method of remembering and reconstructing an idea of the deceased. For instance, in 1977 a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk, better known as the Golden Record, containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth was created and sent on a journey through space. Its purpose was to serve as a time capsule for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. What objects would we leave behind as a collective and what would futuristic cultures think of us?


“The heat death of the universe” is an ongoing series of sculptures that pose as relics of a past or an ambiguous future to question notions of time, history and give sense of the slow decay of humanity to a futuristic culture.

*Each object is created with a mixture of cement and mycelium material (the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae).

Data from sound archeology archives – 

Sound object#1:
Functionality partially understood but possibly used to communicate. This circular object is able to reproduce sounds through its ridges and dents with the aide of a sharp piece of metal. Sounds retrieved:

1 – hola soledad.
2 – no me extraña tu presencia.
3 – casi siempre estás conmigo. 
Sound object #2:
Functionality not fully understood but possibly used as an interface to connect one sound object to another. Currently being reconstructed to understand its real purpose. 
Sound Object #3: 
Functionality not understood. Possibly related to sound object #2.
Sound Object #4:
Functionality not understood. Gears are able to turn the adjacent piece of material but not fully understood the purpose of the rectangular shape in the object. 
Sound Object #5: 
Functionality not understood. Possibly related to sound object #4.