The sculptural installation Liquid Properties, realised in collaboration with Toril Johannessen, is currently on view at Verbeke Foundation, a private art site where culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand. The installation consist of hand blown glass objects in a variety of shapes reminiscing of lab equipment glassware, buoys, ecospheres and water lenses. The glass objects are containers for samples of water taken from various sources, and are held by a meandering metal framework in a laboratory like set-up. Each of the containers have one or more lenses integrated in the glass body, slightly magnifying the organisms, particles and pollutants inside.
The exhibition demonstrates how artists deal with miraculous phenomena and the human desire for magic. With: Maria José Arjona, Roger Aupperle, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Böhler & Orendt + Felix Burger, Marjolijn Dijkman, Brad Downey, Lili Fischer, Mathilde ter Heijne, Andriy Hir, Bianca Patricia Isensee, Jürgen Klauke, Hartmut Landauer, Nikolai Nekh, Antonio Paucar, Jan Hendrik Pelz & Johanna Mangold + Jonathan Meese, Gabriela Oberkofler, Helga Schmidhuber, Jeremy Shaw, Maria Volokhova.
Captured through a light microscope, ‘Reclaiming Vision’ features a diverse cast of microorganisms, sampled from the brackish waters of the inner Oslo Fjord, alongside algae, cultivated at the University of Oslo. The film reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye. By investigating the brackish water, its inhabitants, its properties, and the traces left by human activities, the film is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see.
Plants know worlds, they contain worlds and they make worlds. Plants exist within plurality; they are part of, and themselves contain many worlds. The cultivation of vegetal consciousness begins with a deepening of awareness of the actions and agency of non-human others. These are lives shaped by micro-and macrocosmic elemental contingencies and by competition for resources, but are also lives lived in synchronisation and cooperation. Exhibition with: Jenna Sutela, Kalle Hamm, Katie West, Marjolijn Dijkman + Toril Johannessen, Scott Mitchell , Walon Green, Zheng Bo.
Spectral Exchange is an on-going project that takes its content and structure from the non-visible electromagnetic spectrum (infrared, microwaves, and radio to one side of the visible; and ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays to the other). Spectral Exchange seeks to use the electromagnetic spectrum as both a structural and thematic framework to draw out connections between disparate domains of knowledge and practice.