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.
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