HYDR . O . CENE, 2021

 

mixed media 

dimensions variable

 

HYDR . O . CENE is a fictional future room setting where all that remains from humanity are crystallized household objects. In the fish bowl on the table, one finds the only living organisms: ‘sea-monkeys’ (Artemia NYOS), an artificial hybrid shrimp breed which through cryptobiosis can live in extreme dryness and come back to life once sufficiently hydrated. HYDR . O . CENE is a place that brings together things that are unrelated to one another.  It is a place in between land and water, in between nature and culture, which depicts the fragility of our homes, our surroundings, our belongings, ourselves.