The themes of this exhibition, which encompassses a new body of work, include the global impact of artificial imitations and synthetics, the location of value, the mutability of substance, chemical fragility and artistic technique, the poetics of the inorganic and pollution. Questioning the subtle distinctions between organic and inorganic, living and lifeless, naturalness and timelessness, Touliatou interrogates the nature and fragility of material existence.
A complete new series of works - composed of sculptures using a wide array of synthetic materials, fluids and resins, as well as a series of laser etched drawings on white rubber - pushes for ingestion and digestion of distinctions. Balancing between rationality and emotions, flexible and rigid, thinking and feeling, mind and body, passivity and activity, they explore new ways and means of human character and identity formation.
As part of her installation, Touliatou invited Berlin based duo 2♥♥8daughters to create clothing patterns, further exploring the human processing of nature and using textile as a medium to freely link mind, bodies and identities.
In consciousness shuffling new syntheses, seeking deeper significance. All together towards the inorganic, there is no mortality.
Can you wash the water.