Plastic Coma (contagious crust)
(after 7 days)
Plastic Coma is a serie zombie sculptures that display symptoms of disease that in turn provides them with a sense of agency as they decompose and transform while on display. The works are made out of thick ceramic skins, cast aluminum, and malleable material such as plastic, wax, mineral crystals and epoxy. They balance between the living and non-living in various degrees of coherency and decay, body and thing, solid and melting. One projects human characteristics to the pieces not only due to their texture that invokes skin and tissues, but further through identifying signs of illness, fever, odorous tumors or oozing fluids. It could be said that it is through the repulsive signs of illness that the viewer perceives them as anthropomorphic. The sculptures seem to be infected by an endemic virus that while manifests differently on each piece, it further acts as an organizational principle that creates a shared environment for the works.