Tidal Spill 2018

Tidal Spill

2018

The Mesh - strange strangers between life and non-life powder coated metal, mycelium, plexiglas, PVC tubes, humidifiers 2015

The Mesh - strange strangers between life and non-life

powder coated metal, mycelium, plexiglas, PVC tubes, humidifiers

2015

Plastic Coma (skin)  2017  

Plastic Coma (skin) 

2017

 

Resilient Bodies is a series of sculptures conducting a temperature of 70 °C which causes the wax and plastic forms displayed on top of them to melt over the course of several exhibitions. They remind of some sort of fossils from the future.

The wax is also called paraf n, a derivable from petroleum, and extracted through processes that give us energy but also creates products that will outlive us. Over the course of the exhibition these forms and materials transform and morph around scrap leftovers. The work consequentlyconfronts the viewer with several different experiences of time.

 

Untitled ceramics heated with conducting wire, metal, paraffin wax, condensators 2017

Untitled

ceramics heated with conducting wire, metal, paraffin wax, condensators

2017

The Mesh - strange strangers between life and non-life consist of a series of sculptures that contain mycelium, from which mushrooms grow through plastic and metal, accompanied bystructures that support a carefully constructed humidification system that creates a moist [hu-mid] atmosphere. Through different material interactions, these sculptures are in process. Thework transforms over the duration of the exhibition. The mushrooms grow slowly: a develop- ment that cannot be witnessed in one visit. Other interactions are invisible, like the spreading
of spores. Over time the spores of the mushrooms infect the space and spread like a disease, while the human body is penetrated by the spores of the mushrooms – and brings them outside of the space.

How to reposition nature as we think it? These sculptures research the contrast between thealien and uncanny artificial yet organic mushroom and industrial and plastic materials. The workis based on a contemplation on the interconnectedness that is involved in the Anthropocene,the dissolving boundaries between machines of production and consumption, and our finitebiological nature in order to communicate a view on the uncanny road this evolution is taking.

Plastic Coma (sweat) 2017  

Plastic Coma (sweat)

2017

 

Plastic Coma is a series of two sculptures researching metabolism by enforcing signs of in materials like ceramics, epoxy clay and aluminum. Their texture invokes skin and tissues, but further through identifying signs of fever and oozing fluids. The aluminum components ‘sweat’, due to the formation of condense on the surface of the sculpture. The aluminum parts are connected to a cooling system that cools the aluminum down. In relation to the temperature of the room droplets for on the surface, leaking down over the course of the exhibition.

The sculptures balance between the living and non-living in various degrees of coherency and decay, body and thing, solid and melting. They 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.

Tidal Spill 2018

Tidal Spill

2018

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.

Terminal Beach 2018

Terminal Beach

2018

Terminal Beach 2018

Terminal Beach

2018

Terminal Beach researches living systems and the possibility of providing sculptures with their own behavior, metabolism and agency. Terminal Beach can be conceived as a fragmented body consisting of three large ceramic sculptures through which chemical crystals grow. Onto these pieces are sweating aluminum casts mounted. The sculptural elements form a vibrant system that parasites on each other and the building, displaying an infectious and uncanny landscape. The sculptures are orchestrated like a play, put together of materials that act, behave and evolve beyond control, often times irreversibly.categories. 

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