Symbiont

Produced for the exhibition "Trading Zone" at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. 

 

"For Trading Zone, an object has been extracted from the digital realm and realised as a large, sculptural, meteorite-type object that intersects a two-way screen. At once destroying the flat surface and becoming a reflective, organic screen itself, it evokes science fiction and symbolises an otherworldliness. With the base of the work supporting a large habitation tank for the living culture, and reams of wires, there is also a Frankenstein quality to it, a body-horror of mutating relationships that reflect the unyielding strangeness of our shifting relationship to different realities. There is a theatrical pathos to the work, a kinf od timeless sadness related to out inability to really know our place within the broader universe."

- from "Trading Zone" gallery text.