The future appears as a new dawn of the primitive. Man and his tools can no longer be separated from beast. God is no longer anthropomorphized and man has let go of his claimed position of master and controller of his environment. This primal future appears as some kind of post-apocalyptic or primordial fantasy, where nature and culture appear as intermingled objects. Emerging out of this, a new ecosystem is born, where the human has disappeared and their monuments and footprints are quickly fading out of sight.
An installation of video, sculptural and wall based works that reveal the future described above. Fragments of the human appear and disappear in this environment through machine made scratchings in stone, cave paintings in moss and engraved in plastic rocks, glowing slimes of past human transitions, 3d printed ancient artifacts, and artificial scents of natural entities through smell, taste, and texture. Small jelly like spheres created with the process of spherification out of lily flower pollen, which in the installation can be eaten by the public. Also in the same process, I have created scents that can also be eaten and in the installation create a certain aroma in the space. The video, made with 3d imaging software, will be a representation of how we would virtually interact with this new ecosystem outside of the human. In reimagining history, each step of human transition can be seen as a material. This environment allowed me to look at isolated objects and words designated for these objects intermingling. A very old and very new type of environment where things are merged. This merging brings a new alternative co-existence environment of man and organic matter, these dualities were never separate to begin with. The object for man’s gaze, evolution as a linear progression, visualizations of major transitions in human history through materiality (hunter-gatherer to agriculturalist to city dweller). As the computation of our environment continues, it in turn returns us to our primitive past. Re-imagining the idea of survival and evolution through bio-sphere sacks and the growth process of bioluminescent mushrooms and rhizomes.