Biomodd Installation (2017).
In this work computers and plants are not opposites. Installation focuses on the artistic use of recycled technologies, and aims to open up views into the future of Transgender Women in Latin America.
The skeleton of this instalation is inspired by the molecular structure of diamond.
Diamond is the hardest known naturally occurring material, scoring 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The resistance of transgender women is comparable to the Diamond. Resistance to cultural erasure, institutional violence, criminalization, sexualisation and pathologisation.
In my Utopia of the world. Transgender women will not be perceived as unnatural or artificial cyborgs (Ortodox Science Fiction). In my utopia transwomen will not be reduced to the material body but honored in spirit.
The Tida Wena from the Warao Tribe are actually perceived as sacred and beyond binary in their communities (1). In the future people may chose to change the body, but at the same time transcend the body.
It was only after the colonization and cultural domination by white European men, when Transphobia and shame on gender variant people began, in the occupied territories of Abya Yala.
This installation is a memorial to the 1654 murdered women in latin america between 2008 and 2015 (2).
The shelter provides comfort and safe space. The singing refers to three Warao shamans performing Hoarotu curing ritual (3).
Title: Post Cyborg Spiritual Awakening
Form: Installation for Britney X
Format: 3×3 meter, wood, plants, electronic waste, video
Date: 23-26 March 2017
Location: Schauspiel Köln. Offenbachplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, Germany
Additional Info: Organized by Andrea Imler.
1. Absolute inclusion of the Tida Wena in this indigenous society dates back to pre-Columbian traditions. Photo Alvaro Laiz, Wonderland.
2. For more information about about the 1654 murders:
Click to access TvT_TMM_TDoV2016_PR_EN.pdf
3. Music of the Warao of Venezuela. Dale A. Olsen, Ph.D Hoarotu curing ritual performed by three shamans.
4. Video collage: Galaxy Express 999 (1979) ; Blade Runner (1992); Ex Machina (2014)