RITUALS with MICROBIAL ANCESTORS (performance, 2023)

Title: Rituals with Microbial Ancestors; year: 2023; materials: bacterially grown skin, vegetal pigments. Discipline: performance. Duration: variable; Location: La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse

Poetry is at the hart of alchemy. Flowers of speech.
Microbial Ancestors, fermentation.
Every death is a birth and every ending is a beginning. Transmutation.
It’s moist and slimy with an acid smell of lively matter.
Bacterial time, human time, fermenting time. Across time collaborations are sealed.
The actions of microorganisms and humans combine. Working together, the assemblage operates transformations.
The music for bacteria is polyphonic, intertwining on different levels.

©photos Luc Steels