This project I decided to explore the characteristics of parasites and how they evolve or adapt other host's body. I have researched 2 kinds of parasites: Orphiocordyceps and Toxoplasmosis.
< ORPHIOCORDYCEPS >
Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that coexists inside a hosts body by passing through air and nearby environment, it is a very common parasite that infects people/animals. The victims of this parasite is likely to be unaware of any effects and become consciously less aware of the sense of danger. We are all subjected to virus and humans are just a vessels that contains bacteria and germs. Our emotions are fuelled by a systematic being that inhabit in our body.
DOCUMENTARY OF ORPHIOCORDYCEPS
<CIVILISATION AND ITS DISCONTENT>
'A city is not a place where people live, but a physical entity with a long, rich past, in which nothing that ever took shape has passed away.'
In the book of 'Civilisation of Discontent', the writer Sigmund Freud explains the existence of the confining social political boundaries of nowadays society. Sigmund Freud metaphorically portrays a city as a living and its structural essence is the diverse culture built up by mankind. Therefore from this perspective of thinking, I believe that we are equivalent to a living microorganism that is part of a algorithmic movement and a function to the system, humans are its structure attached and inhabit in a environment that have no real connection with them. From all of the approach in writing that Sigmund Freud describes, I believe he wanted to address the state of loneliness that existed in the society, how people overcoming their mundane everyday life without any guidance.
Luke Jerram is one of the installation artist and sculptor that creates intricate glass model to represent the unique complexity within a microorganism and how its indescribable form. The delicate and transparent pattern shown on the model represented the intimaidating structure and unpredictable characteristics of a parasitic form can be. From this series of work that Luke Jerram have made, I have become drawn into the scales of these models. By playing with different perspectives, some of these microscopic organisms have been enlarged and reminded me of glass chandeliers or open space glass sculpture in public.
FRANCIS CRICK SCIENCE INSTITUTE
MA CERAMIC EXHIBITION
BEERS LONDON EXHIBITION
Sofia Donovan is known for creating ceramic sculptures, I found many of her work resembles like parts of heart organ, although from the basic sculpture the work itself seems to look like fragmented pieces being joined together in a very crude and unorganised way; like trying to reconstruct a broken heart back into one again. This idea of construction and reconstruction interests me, I want to introduce this idea of transformation from a series of scattered image into a distorted and surrealistic object.