'Chimera' movie

2014

Chimera is a project consisting of an ongoing material and visual research into a contestable future of the human body, in which the body is grown and cultivated. Here it has become an amalgam of the synthetic and the organic. Where synthetic processes mutate the skin into fungi like textures, like living organisms feeding off its host. Cellular structures constricting its carnality, growing in stasis, waiting to unveil its newly formed functions. This new malleable body has  become a place where plastic parasitic substances emulate the immaterial. Intuitively revealing its architect.

These bodies guide us through an era where new technologies redefine the human form and test our understanding of what it means to be human. Moving away from our archaic self to a liquid self, that is continually undergoing construction and reconstruction. A world where the solid has become fluid and is in constant motion.

 

Textile

200x70 cm

2014

Fabrication excerpt

2014

'untitled body'

Photograph

2014

Fabrication process

2014

Selection textiles

2016

'Chimera'  movie still

2014

'Chimera'  movie excerpt

2014

Movie stills

2014

'untitled body'

Photography

2014

Fabrication process

2014

Textile

180x70cm

2014

Sculpture

61x32cm

2016

Detail of sculpture

2016

The technique has further developed into changing these two dimensional textures into 3D structures. The technique uses the same principle of layer-on-layer printing used in the additive manufacturing world but leaves a more autonomous context for the material to control its final outcome. The material is shaped by the same solution of calcium nitrate and water, using the water to influence the shape and texture. The chaos derived from working in this matter stands opposite of the structured addictive manufacturing techniques. Opening a new visual idiom for the additive manufacturing world.  Whereby its form creates a dialogue between the made and its maker.

Technique used

Selected sculptures

various sizes

2016

Sculpture

28x15cm

2016

The collection consists of different pieces of liquid rubber latex, that emerge through the solidifying reaction of latex with calcium nitrate. Using this process, rubber latex can be produced into new outcomes unprecedented within the rubber latex industry.

 

The material collection resembles biological  cellular structures, slime molds and fungi-like textures, that are created and formed like living and growing organisms. These textures are both organic and synthetic. Exploring the boundary between living matter and non living matter.

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