I am interested in re-defining our relationship to ancient materials. My installations are landscapes of light and wool (protein, and DNA).
In a time of unprecedented technological and scientific development, we are constantly re-inventing what it means to be human. We are incessantly attached to our digital devices. Our pollution has changed our environment, and our polluted environment acts back on us. Genetic engineering techniques are applied to the human genome…
As technology rapidly grows, diversifies and intimately surrounds us, there is a need to reimagine the connection of the technological and what we traditionally call the natural world. How can we keep inventing and expanding the digital universe without losing touch with the physical? How can the connection between body and machine, technological and organic, be symbiotic and fulfilling? I am interested in finding the possibilities for keeping us soft, open and connected in an ever-changing tech-powered world.
The concern for wellbeing and an interest in how our body/mind works is a central part of my artistic practice. As a trained MD and a scientist, these concepts had merged with my artistic interests in space, light, form, and materiality. Wool, especially lamb’s wool, in many cultures has been a symbol of warmth and regeneration. As I inherited the symbolism from the folk of my native country, I work with wool in a non-traditional manner, by pulling the fibers apart, exposing them as 3D drawings. Working in synergy with fiber, LED lights, projectors and projected digital spaces are the sources of light and shadow.
Both ancient materials, light and fiber are the main players in the story of life and humans, our connection to nature, and at present, light and biotechnology. As the light and fiber mold themselves through various forms, the work is asking one question. Can our relationship to the natural world and new technologies be re-adjusted?