as rhizomes whisper
2023, mixed-media installation, Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki, Finland
A rhizome spreads its roots, grows into the unknown, the not-yet discovered corners of the psyche.

It expands, clutches onto itself, it takes over, transforms and echo's. The rhizome submerges you, overwhelms with its presence. Voices and machine like vibrations occupy the space. It surrounds you, penetrates your eyes, your ears, your mind even. And as it grows it complicates more and more... It becomes harder to navigate with each expansion. With a logic of its own it is impossible to completely understand, grasp or control. The multi-faceted mechanism is ever running at full speed, never fully grown, expanding and layering. A force sometimes very loudly present and sometimes silently at work in the background.

The mixed-media installation 'as rhizomes whisper' is presented as a growing rhizomatic network consisting of sound , sculptures, wires and moving images presented on digital screens. The work aims to reveal the machinery behind our human ego-construction and thereby suggests that the 'ego' or 'self' is a construct, a collection of affirmed images, an identity that is heavily subjected to its social-political environment. The work refers to the similarity between the nature of the human mind and the nature of computers and digital entities."
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