Celery, Chard

Celery, Chard

An inner-act

A resonance is a sensitivity to the movement of the entities and energies that
build up our body. An inner-act attempts to reveal these intimate lifeforms.
Bringing the inner to the outer, tapping into resonance.

A composition of fragmented patterns translated from an anatomic human
body. Materials that within their tissues hold protein fibres dissected from
vegetables. An analogy that communicates the transformative potential of
humans for the soil.

Death is profound and momentous, and beyond our understanding. As the soil
takes care of us through the foods and fibres it provides, a resonance vibrates
us to give back to the earth. A way in which our human bodies and their
lifeforms are a part of a larger energetic exchange.

An inner-act is a resonance that seeks to find an essence of culture within
nature by bringing equal position to non-human lifeforms that together make up
an ecosystem in which we inner-act.

The project is an exploration of the analogy of protein fibers found in vegetables to those within human muscle tissues. A discovery in the relation between food and muscles both in terms of nutrition and energy, but also for the material likeness as fibers. the research is conceptualised in a second skin, wherein the inner is brought to the outer, and the resulting object functions as a mirror to human beholders.

Additional information

The material is made by techniques of dissecting, cooking, blending, positioning of fibers and drying.

Ingredients

Celery, chard, glycerine.

Maker

Studio inner-act

References

KABK Graduation Show 2021 (Article)

Photo credits

Scott van Kampen Wieling