Curiosity box

Sculpture casket
Metal, plastic, acrylic; 30 cm
Edition: 20.

It is known that the Curious appeared in the Yoomoota Universe about 2.8 million years ago. Now their head count is about ten thousand. Their mission and everlasting purpose of existence is to explore the Yoomoota Universe: planets, inhabitants, activities and artifacts. The Curious have a kind of helmet on their heads, which like jewelry boxes, keep information about their travels. Any kind of thing enclosed in their sphere is the keeper of information and directly determines the individual abilities of one of the Curious. The Curious have eyes to collect information, to save images of planets and creatures inhabiting them. Visiting the furthest corners of the universe, the Curious acquire various attributes: clothes, accessories and other items that help them to explore the Yoomoota Universe.

The Curiosity Station is divided into several factions considered to individualize the Curiosities for more efficient and convenient information collection. Such a division system lets the Curiosities simultaneously be interested in different planets and knowledge, like a huge mind. The factions are determined in the Primary Temple — a huge empty space with a domed roof and a small cylindrical elevator coming out of the floor. At the birth moment of the Curiosity, an elevator with an empty body shell raises along this capsule. Afterwards, a sphere, the basis for a new resident of the Station, is formed exactly in the center. The process lasts just a moment and is illuminated by a flash, like the birth of a new star. Then the sphere hovers in the air for a while above the elevator capsule and falls into the tube above the empty body, landing exactly in the place designed for the head. At that moment, the Curiosity obtains a special specific color of its new faction, and comes to life, opening its eyes. After birth, the Curiosity gets into a certain hierarchy, which is created to organize the effective work of the station. The Commander-in-Chief (Captain) is looking for answers to global questions (what is the Station and who are the Curiosities), while his assistants compile and analyze information collected by all other residents of the Station. However, the main role of the Curiosities is traveling through the worlds and filling the voids which they were born with.

On a metal base there is a figure of one of the Curious with a plastic sphere of knowledge on his head. He hovers in the air, lifting off the ground due to the amount of knowledge that lies in his box.

PLANET: Curiosity Station of Knowledge
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