Ceramics / Sculpture                                                                                         


2021 - imago in utero

wheelthrown, manipulated/destroyed, multiple glazed and multiple fired stoneware cups/cells

we are carried in several flight jumps or in free flight one by one into the cells made of dried mud. Inside the cell, the paralysis toxin reduces our circulation and thus our oxygen consumption, which preserves our bodies for a while. We continue to breathe. Due to the anaesthesia, we are immobilised apart from occasional vibrations of the legs. Once there are several of us in the cell, an egg is laid into before it is sealed with mud. The egg is attached to one of us with a colourless secretion. Using the mouthparts on its head capsule, the larva begins to burrow into our bodies and starts to suck them up, reaching more and more of our body substance by digging and absorbing. The larva usually eats all of us before pupating. The pupa consists of a slightly fragile retina, is initially white and has colourless extremities. Later, it becomes increasingly reddish brown, which is closer to the colouration of the imagines. After successful pupation, the imago bites open the cell and leaves. Those of us that are not eaten dry out and die.

Works (16 pieces)

01. elektro-LI, 2021
02. sich-2, 2021
03. orbview-1, 2021
04. cryosat-1, 2021

05. biomass, 2021
06. okean-0, 2021
07. expanding YAS, 2021
08. AIM, 2021

09. blind spot-1, 2021
10. kompsat-3A, 2021
11. cerv-X, 2021
12. Scisat-1/ace, 2021

13. untitled, 2021
14. this worm creates a new self inside its existing body, 2021
15. adeos-2, 2021
16. cryosat-1, refired, 2021