OPENING: January 25th, 2024
REVOLVER GALERIA NEW YORK
88 ELDRIGE ST, 5th FLOOR
This is a small part of the supporting text for the exhibition; a conversation we had at GlassWork London.
GLASSWORK: This recalls the Xenogenesis Series by Octavia Butler, where alien species start mixing with earthlings, hybridising together and it results in a cure for cancer. A lot of her writing deals with ideas of Afrofuturism, and queering of authenticity and the idea that we as human beings are part of a system and there’s an inherent interconnectedness there. In the Parable of the Sower she writes about God, and God being change, and change being everything. How humans are able to direct God’s malleability and how by shaping God, they can shape themselves and save themselves. This relates to what you were saying about virality, and our relationship to science, and something that happens outside of us, how it’s outside but it’s actually still part of us because we’re all essentially part of the same thing [...]
LUIS ENRIQUE ZELA-KOORT: [...] I’m very interested in this idea of life as universal, and the universe as life. Life is precious, of course, but it’s also not as rare as we think, or we imagine it is. It’s a sort of logical consequence from the laws of the universe. Life can be found everywhere, and not only can it be found everywhere, it can exceed or surpass what we think life should be, or how it ought to behave. I dream of new realities at this fundamental level, imagining new bodies, new ways of existing…
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