“Although I work with living material, I don’t identify myself as a bioartist, and I don’t recognise the difference between science and art anymore. I am not preoccupied with cataloguing their crossovers or explaining their shared history or revelling in the novelty of bridging the two. To me, the differences between practice of art and practice of science are so small, that discussing them isn’t productive anymore.
Scientific journal articles read like conceptual performance instructional works to me. Discoveries made in the course of artistic research shape my understanding of the material world. The aim of my practice is to use all of the tools in my toolbox to engage with human culture and create documents about our absurd positioning as a species in this world. It’s a lofty goal, but I am slowly and incrementally responding to it, and it feels like the right way to spend my time. I draw, but the lines I make are articulated and erased through the movements of insects, cells, and my own organs or body.
Promoting ephemerality is one of my main concerns, and I am always working towards an artistic practice that is transparent regarding its physical impact on the world.”