Work: Sculptures, food & installation
Location: Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavík, IS
Date: 2021

“the end of me, the beginning of you”  is a speculation on the future of the relationship between humans and microorganisms within the growing field of microbial industry.

the end of me, the beginning of you is an installation and participatory performance where the audience is invited to the kitchen/nursery of the artist and are able to adopt one of their microbial daughters. Under this workshop format, participants learn about fermentation and microbial symbiosis, they learn how to care for them and how to work with them to create biotextile or food and are introduced to the concept of interspecies mothering. Here, fermentation is both a metaphor and a material practice for care and nurture for multispecies worldings. An invitation to consider the natural world as a relative and a space for discussion on the future we want to build and ask the question to the public: can we truly be Mothers of non-human beings?