Scenographic installation conceptualised at the meeting point of painting and sculpture and an audio play made together with Bartosz Zaskórski.
The starting point for the reflection both on the ecosystem and loss and grief was my personal story about members of my family struggling with dementia. It is presented in a form of an audio play attached to the work, in which the plant, the title ivy, becomes a parasite that feeds on humans and takes away their memories and identity (as they become “like a plant”). It is a strange Roundup-ready (resistant to this popular herbicide) mutation that sucks the vital juices out of all the living organisms.
The story is inspired by The Colour Out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft, based on the concept of the unhuman, alien force that appears in the form of a meteorite coming from outer space that one day lands on the farm belonging to the household. It has become the prototype for the bloodthirsty ivy. At first, all plants growing around the metorite are becoming unexpectedly exuberant and lush, glowing in an unusual color. Suddenly, everything caves in and dies. Finally, the strange force takes its toll on the human inhabitants who start losing their minds and afterwards die as well.
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