Future Friture - Turritopsis Dohrnii, sugar, silicon and cooking oil in acrylic aquarium on concrete plinth, 35x15x15 cm. 2018

Future Friture - Turritopsis Dohrnii, sugar, silicon and cooking oil in acrylic aquarium on concrete plinth, 60 x 60 x 60 cm. Code 2018

Installation view, Code 2018,

Future Friture – Turritopsis Dohrnii, sugar, bee’s wax, cooking oil, acrylic

glass, on concrete plinth 25x18x18 cm. Marie  Kirkegaard Gallery 2017

SAMFUNDSPROGNOSER_ARKEN_007_Photo by David Stjernholm
SAMFUNDSPROGNOSER_ARKEN_009_Photo by David Stjernholm

Installation view, Young Danish Art – Forecasting the Future · Arken Museum of Modern Art (Photo: David Stjernholm).

Future Friture - Hydra, wood, sugar and cooking oil on concrete plinth, 110 x 70 x 60 cm. Marie Kirkegaard Gallery 2017

Future Friture - Hydra, sugar in friture oil, on concrete plinth, 90 x 70 x 100 cm Amino Acids, Acme Los Angeles 2017

Future Friture - Hydra, wood, sugar and cooking oil on concrete plinth, 110 x 70 x 60 cm. and 140 x 75 x 75 cm. Akershus Kunstsenter 2017

In the Future Friture series, sugar is sunken into cooking oil and used in enlarged portraits of miniature organisms, such as the freshwater Cnidarian ‘Hydra’ and the jellyfish ‘Turritopsis dohrnii’. While the first inhabits temperate and tropical regions all over the world, the second lives in the Mediterranean and the Japanese sea. In nature, these organisms have a rather special life cycle; they revert into an immature state only to grow old again later on in a continuous process. This alternation between between old and young is making them somehow immortal. The Future Friture series touch upon our yearning for immortality, inherited from ancient belief systems to the present day, where rapidly growing technologies and mergence of biology as well as computational science make prospects of eternal life seem plausible.

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