International Archives 1st half of 2016
The origin of the word "hybrid" can be traced etymologically to two sources: Latin "hybrida" (mongrel, bastard) and Greek "hybris" (pride, arrogance). Unions between plants, human beings, animals and technologies give rise to flexible hybrids; organic and synthetic materials mutate into amorphous, indefinite beings. Neuroscience, bioengineering and science fiction enter into tacit relationships of complicity, blurring the once clearly delineated boundary between the natural and the artificial.
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In her work, Anicka Yi explores life forms, organisms and microbiological processes. Her approach is oriented towards the cosmologies of indigenous peoples from the Amazon region and follows a non-
For her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany, Anicka Yi compacts the ground floor of the Fridericianum into an expansive installation. With sculptural and video works all produced specifically for the exhibition, she creates a complex structure of hybrid forms. Anicka Yi interweaves sensual impressions, new developments in genetics and biotechnology with the speculative moment of possible visions of the future in a biofiction where bio diverse intelligence sharing is at the core. Here, sensory deception, manipulations of the environment, and the insoluble unity of the artificial and the natural create a new reality.
Curated by Susanne Pfeffer
Anicka Yi, The Flavor Genome (still), 2016. Graphic design: Zak Group.
Exhibition 29 May -