Tidal Spill is an installation comprised of several sculptural elements that have gone through different types of treatment, sometimes chemical, sometimes electric. While one sculpture perspires and oozes, the others oxidize and become covered in crystals that evolve throughout the exhibition. These ‘zombie sculptures’ show symptoms related to metabolism and disease. More than simply unhealthy, they seem to seek agency and the capability of choosing the direction of their mutation, without human intervention.
The sculptures and chemical solutions are also juxtaposed with various types of rubbish, collected and moulded by the artist. In this work, the distinction between organic and inorganic matter is deliberately ambiguous. Under its guise of a tidy apocalypse, Tidal Spill prepares the ground for the emergence of new species which transcend these categories.