Primarily nature conceived its own self-destructive future. This biological death brought us into new era of non-organic renaissance inspired by living organisms, life processes, genetic engineering and cloning. Biomimetics creates a system of the imitation of models and functions of various objects found in nature. In essence, it extends to all fields of biological research from physiology and molecular biology to ecology, and from zoology to botany.
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studies the relationships between man and nature, science and ritual. The pursuit of immortality originated the practice of ritual mummification, the physical preservation of human bodies.
Digital methods of data storing generate new rituals and preservation modes: metadata, 3D-scanning and modeling, and virtual reality become a digital version of Noah's ark. Fedotov-Fedorov's new work poses the question of whether digital images of animals and plants continue nature or manifest its death. The artist looks for connections in the chain nature-human-technology, where each subsequent link emerge from the previous one, gains autonomy, and then subjugates and destroys its antecedent.
The French artist Hugo Servanin during his whole career has been creating a world of Giants, evoking ancient myths about the divine creatures standing at the basis of the human origins. In his work he raises questions about the complexity of a being and his interaction with the environment.
For the exhibition « Till nature do us apart » Servanin introduces two of the central works, in which he questions the fragility and transformation of a human's body by interacting with natural sources such as oxygen and water. During the exhibition, the sculptures made of steel and plaster breathe and live in order to reach their final condition.
Please join us for the opening of the duo exhibition of Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov and Hugo Servanin on Friday, October 18, from 6 to 9 PM.
On view : 18.10.19 - 16.11.19
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|Date:||Friday, October 18, 2019|