The Critters (2018) are a family of strange, unpredictable and stubborn robotic creatures, genderless figures that are central characters in the artists Artificial Stupidity series. They move around and seek for companion towards each other. The sculptures are motorized and oscillate between a fixed and a movable sculpture. The surface of the sculptures consists of latex, plaster and natural resin. The sculptures share a sinister and curious beauty with deep-sea creatures, an unknown texture and origin that reminds us of what we do not know about the marine world. The ocean is another universe full of beauty and strangeness, of change and adaptation.
Critters, 2018 Material: motors, mechanics, plaster, latex, natural resin Dimension: variable Technical engineer: Andreas Marckscheffel Photo credit: Trevor Llyoyd Text: Pauline Doutreluingne Commissioned by Galerie Wedding for the solo exhibition Ziggy on the Land of Drunken Trees, 2018, curated by Solveig Helweg Ovesen and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Performed in Staying With The Trouble, after Donna Haraway, directed by Carlos Manuel, 2019 Exhibited at Ziggy goes Wild, 2019, Kunstverein Arnsberg, curated by Dr. Ursula Ströbele