nataliajanula

drinking blue blood through a straw
blue and other beasts
whale fall inhabitants
physiological phantasma
elastic cryonic 

holding 
inner other ii
inner other i 
agility and her
primordial soup ii
primordial soup i
changing room 
post nacre
untitled
residuals of the anthropocene
dumplings in the dust

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  1. A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.


Mark
Liquefying, dissecting, obscuring and falling in love became, for me, a process to combine, imitate or simulate unsuited objects unified solely visually. I am curious about ‘behaviour; in wider spectrum in relation between inherent behaviours of the materials, seductive surfaces, physiognomy, obsessive ponder on manmade and ‘natural’. Fascination with dichotomy between the organic, synthetic and technology eventually express itself in rather conflicting, unsettling and humoristic but slightly dystopian relationships. Titles often enhance this very uncanny nature of the assemblages intertwined with slightly anxious choreography which is addressing ponder on ‘realness’, ‘functionality’, ‘flesh’ and coexistence of “stuff’ around. My current work mainly consists of mix media assemblages which employ a material vocabulary of humanoid silicone casts, latex photographic prints, fragile anatomical miniatures of body parts, female cosmetic accessories, high-viscosity liquids, moving image and occasionally latex wearable. It playfully equivocates between organic and synthetic sometimes simulating entities whose physiologies include both technological and biological components. It is a relationship that feels increasingly liquid in both its application and substance. The final expression of this romance forms an off-kilter specimen ‘cabinet’ for an age in which the human and the technological become ever more fundamentally intertwined and pervasive data-collection is wrapped in misnomers appropriated from the lexicon of the 'natural’.