Future Of The Earth (2022)

When Patrick Gusset reached out and asked me to imagine and visualize two parallel narratives of utopian and dystopian futures for the piece “Future of the Earth,” as well as to envision and create five different characters belonging to these potential future scenarios, I was truly captivated by his ambitious and transformative vision for the performance. The entire process of converting an industrial building in Basel into a dynamic techno-nature-culture living organism, meticulously crafted piece by piece by Patrick and his team, served as a profoundly stimulating master class for me—a process of both learning and unlearning, a crucial puzzle piece of “cosmopolitics” in my research. The tangible experience of cultivating mushrooms on the stage of the performance and surrendering oneself to the colossal melting ice cube at the (non)centre of the stage added an extra layer of depth to the immersive experience

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Having prosopagnosia, my process of visualization and painting is filled with complex details, yet it typically lacks focus on faces. That’s why working in immersive spaces with real, flesh-and-blood performers offers a chance for me to incorporate the faces of these performers into my 3D world, which is my immersive playground. In both the best and worst-case scenarios of the future of the earth, as offered by Patrick Gusset, all five characters I made are modeled based on the faces of Zen Jefferson, Yvonne Sembene, Patrick Gusset, and myself.

Patrick Gusset’s fluid approach to working and his skill in utilizing the stage’s boundaries were pivotal in this project. Collaborating with an incredible team, including Jeremy Nedd, Simon Hänggi, Legion Seven, and Janiv Oron, Yvonne Sembene …significantly influenced my visual narrative process. The challenge of creating, adapting and timing the characters’ rhythm to match Patrick’s pentagonal screen installation was a beautifully mathematical journey for me

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