Hertta Kiiski’s works from her series Plasticenta imagine an alternative future, in which all life forms on the planet mingle with each other in harmony, with dreams of new alliances between species, transforming existing hierarchies. The work depicts a new kinship between the human and the inhuman, the organic and the inorganic, the animate and inanimate.
The series title is a reference to new research where microplastic particles have been found in the placentas of unborn babies. Kiiski has worked with her 2 daughters and niece for 10 years, creating work together collaboratively.
By blurring the everyday with fiction, speculative futures, and aesthetics, Kiiski aims to heighten one’s senses – creating a balm for the soul, in which to approach dark topics.
A series of photo works in vermillion frames focus on the growth of plants, animals, humanimals, and the metamorphoses and symbiosis of bodies. Pictured are familiar yet altered landscapes, plants with eyes, heads levitating in the forest, and eyes depicted on a red-tinted seafloor.
Presented by NOON Projects, Los Angeles.
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