In a time of unprecedented technological and scientific development, we are constantly re-inventing what it means to be human. We areincessantly 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. We hear about meta-bodies, the 3D printing of organs, and cognitive and psychological computer implants to enhance our minds. Right in front of our eyes we are evolving into a new species. Still, our mind and our bodies react best to natural materials and environments.

I am interested in re-defining our relationship to ancient materials. My installations are landscapes of light, protein, and DNA, advocates for environmental healing. Manipulated in a non-traditional manner, fibers of wool (protein & DNA) are stretched into non-existence, exposing the microcosms of organic tangles, presented as 3D drawings. The organic, biodegradable material is molded into Platonic forms, suggesting utopias. Working in synergy with fiber, projected digital spaces are the sources of light and shadow. A video is a drawing in action, revealing the manipulation of a line. As such, it displays the flow of thoughts, exposing itself as reflection, a mirror of consciousness and creativity. As the line molds itself through various forms, the work is asking one question: Can our relationship to the natural world and new technologies be re-adjusted?

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? The role of the artist in the 21st century is to reimagine the future and open the possibilities for keeping us soft, open and connected in an ever-changing tech-powered world.


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