in vitro [ _ ] |{ _____ } 
Sonic performance, Moving image
Jan 2020

Performed at Konstepidemin on 4 January 2020 as part 
of 13festivalen 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Live sound performance by the artist in collaboration with the jellyfish
Background moving image soundtrack by Lennart Wolter
Photo documentation by Peter Rosvik
in vitro [ _ ] |{ _____ } is a research project in collaboration with a jellyfish that in its development takes form in a generative sonic performance with fictioning elements, exploring the beauty and tension of interspecies networks and negotiation of the performative human/nonhuman body, survival through transgression and forms of queering the structures in place, considering the notion of the 'umwelt' and the milieu as an assemblage instead of a closed system. 
An inquiry into acclimatisation, precarity, anthropocentric ethics, dominion, and the loss of agency through the visceral and abject human/nonhuman body and the subtleties of violence within. As the visual presentation of the row of cuboid water tanks recalls the structural compartmentalisation of the train and of the society, the gesture of moving the jellyfish that is ongoing and repeated in aquariums, domestic spaces, the institutional spaces of museums, etc. features a certain form of transgression against the compartmentalisation, and yet the act of making this transgression is with precarity and life at stake.

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