SYNTHETIC REVERIES

Projektrum D7, Copenhagen DK, 2017

 

 

 

This is the tumbling tundra.

A figure tumbling through that tundra,

loose teeth and fell-off shoes in its wake.

That tumbling figure appears to be me.

My body tumbling through that tumbling tundra.

 

My moss-suit cushions the blows, but my body – purple – green - will be  bruished by morning. A dandelion signal stirrs in my nostril EVADE! EVADE! and I slide horisontally through the soggy soil of the hillside and into the oldcold permafrost. Cables snap from my arms and spine and I feel my bloodsugar drop instantly. Stuck between sediments, suspended in time and I have broken an antlar. My signal will most surely be delayed.

 

I regain consciousness by dawn!

 

The luxury of a name was never given to me. Where I come from we eat what is living. My sense of language is very rudimentary. We mainly communicate through whistles, taps and clicks. In fact, I do not understand what you say. I stuff my mouth with lichen hoping my signal will improve. Above me eaglecopters circle in a mid-air mating dance. Buzz buzz buzz. I shoot one down and throw it on the fire. Pop pop pop.

 

Shadows stretch thinly across low growing shrubs commanding me to sleep and I wedge my body between stones and cover it with dirt and moss. I switch my Necrovalve to /Uu. Breathing sky. Goodnight Malevolent Mother. I go into a starless sleep and move on to new flamescapes.

 

 

 

 

Text by Rolf Nowotny

 

 

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Synthetic Reveries', installation view

'Permanent Shadow', nr 1, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 1, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 2, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 2, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 3, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 3, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 4, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 4, 100x70x3cm, pigmented resin cast, 2017

'Permanent Shadow', nr 4, detail

'Permanent Shadow', nr 1, detail

'Permanent Shadow', nr 3, detail

'Synthetic Reveries'

'Synthetic Reveries, detail

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