Papaver Pollution
2023
mixed-media installation
UIT ZICHT residency at Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg
made possible by Makersfonds Tilburg

-written by Julia Fidder and Myriam Gras as part of the UIT ZICHT publication-

The sculptures of Lennart Creutzburg grasp your attention through the imminent feeling of liveliness that they emanate. As part of an ongoing series, the works presented at Kunstpodium T derive from the idea of rhizomatic networks. The illusion of an ever expanding network is created through the use of a multitude of materials and media. The textured skins that form the exterior of the machine-like creatures create a dynamic whole, interacting with its environment on multiple levels. Through the absorption and scattering of light and implementing interventions in the architecture leading to an immersive reversed echochamber that invites to become part of the machine - stepping into other possible worldings.
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This layeredness in materiality forms a lineality to the concepts that are representative of the artist's practice, with ideas regarding hybrid creatures and cyborgs, the merging of more into one finds different outputs in Creutzburg’s works.
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In his conceptualisation of the biological machine Creutzburg strictly refers to the metaphysical side of our human condition. Rather than pointing at the physical processes that are omnipresent in the functioning of our bodies, the artist delves into ideas regarding invisible processes like the idea of ‘desire machines’ derived from Deleuze’s anti-oedipus’ everything is a machine. The desire machine influences and steers human behaviour and how they move through and relate to the world.