State - Festival for Open Science

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

Researchers

Research units

Abstract

Curated by curated by Daniela Silvestrin, Kühlhaus Berlin, Berlin.
My work in the exhibition: Lymph
The installation Lymph tackles the fear of contamination and the physiological origin of disgust by staging a controlled staining process on a white cotton cloth sculpturally hanging from the ceiling. A staining liquid mixture of caput mortum pigment and blood meal slowly drips though a hose and stains the cloth for the whole duration of the exhibition. On the floor, next to two bovine vertebrae, there is a glass vase containing blood meal: members of the audience can lift the lid of the vase and smell it like in olfactory trainings. With a visual reference to classical aesthetics, Lymph displays an inquiry on symbolism of materials and physiology of emotions as metaphors for Western societies challenged by increasing polarization, environmental crisis and fear of the Other.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventState Festival for Open Science, Culture, and Society - Kühlhaus , Berlin, Germany
Duration: 5 Nov 20167 Nov 2016
http://www.statefestival.org/2016/

    Research areas

  • art, installation, abjection, disgust, animal blood, pigment, sculptire, smell

ID: 16132835