What is quartzite? It’s like marble and granite had a baby and gave it their respective best characteristics. It’s a natural stone that is harder and less porous than marble but isn’t speckled and busy like granite. It has the soft movement and veining more similar to marble and comes in a variety of light colors that are intriguing and beautiful without being busy.
Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.