Vita · Necro · Vita

VITA · NECRO · VITA

A reconsideration of what constitutes as life itself within posthuman vitalist materialism, asks us to re-negotiate both a human-nature-inhuman continuum as well as a Life-death continuum. Rather than an anthropocentric overemphasis on mortality and perishability, a posthumanist gaze emphasizes life’s relentlessly generative force including and going beyond death. The series Vita.Necro.Vita asks us to think with and not against death. Each dynamic and performative work is a symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria grown over 2 months that becomes part of an installation that evolves over time - drying, dying, oxidising, expanding, transforming, carrying.


‘Death is the inhuman conceptual excess: the unrepresentable, the unthinkable, and the unproductive black hole that we all fear. Yet death is also a creative synthesis of flows, energies and perpetual becoming'

- Rosi Braidotti


Series of installation works

Symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, various supporting materials. 

Various dimensions

2019

Vita · Necro · Vita #1

Living symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, pulley crane, clamps, aquarium and water.

Performatively activated by NULEINN for the Solo Exhibition FUGUE at Kvit Gallery.

300(h) x 80(w) x 40(d) cm


Vita · Necro · Vita #2

Living symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, broken scaffold, chains and metal rods

Performatively activated by My Djørup as The H Y B R I D 0.7

for the Solo Exhibition FUGUE at Kvit Gallery.

200(h) x 300(w) x 150(d) cm


Vita · Necro · Vita #3

Dried symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast with projections of videos of the living culture forming in early stages.

Oak hangers and projectors. Performatively activated by My Djørup as The H Y B R I D 0.7

for the Solo Exhibition FUGUE at Kvit Gallery.

170(h) x 300(w) cm


Vita · Necro · Vita #4, Hyde

Dried symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, glass,

and upcycled wood from Børsen, (the danish stock market building)

100(w) x 150(h) cm


Vita · Necro · Vita #5, Carrier

Dried symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, glass, epoxy resin, laquer and water.

90(w) x 160(h) x 30(d) cm


Vita · Necro · Vita #6, Symbiotic

Living, dying, and growing symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, plexi glass cube

80(w) x 80(b) x 90(h) cm





Copyright · Studio ThinkingHand, 2019 · All Rights Reserved