Paris-based Argentinian artist Cecilia Bengolea’s seaweed-shaped sculptures intermingled with bats, keepers of the ecosystem, transform the exhibition space into an immersive aquatic sphere that asks viewers to consider and tend to its equilibrium and continuance. A specifically commissioned dance performance will mimic the tides and shifts of the ocean and its flora, ultimately inviting the audience to embrace the movement as a distinct, cognitive approach.
Japanese artist Aki Inomata will present her acclaimed video piece Think Evolution #1 Kiku-ishi (Ammonite), 2016–2017, currently on view at the Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. The piece features a hermit crab inhabiting a 3D-printed shell form, operating as a metaphor for a possible symbiotic relationship between man and nature.
Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas will complete this immersive experience with an olfactory installation containing smell molecules extracted from local seaweed through a sophisticated process in her studio in Berlin. The artist seeks to open a different channel of perception through a sense that is rarely activated in contemporary art.