PHOTOS: ISTVAN VIRAG (C) PUNKT Ø / MOMENTUM 9
JENNA SUTELA (FI)
Sporulating Paragraph (2017)
An alien organism, operating like a microscopic machine or virus, gradually alters every plant and animal from within. It appears in the form of a living graffiti, growing from the walls of a spiraling staircase leading underground. When humans inhale its spores, the organism begins to infiltrate them, making their skin glow of green phosphorescence. This is the glow of nature rising to reclaim its pre-human dominion.*By deconstructing the paragraph sign into organic expressions, the work seeks to interfere with our illusion of control in a world where, seemingly over the laws of nature, code is law.
* From Annihilation, a 2014 science fiction novel by Jeff VanderMeer.