META IMAGINARY ITEMS
People are not the crown of creation.
Some of us felt that before. Others became aware of it with the climate change and the new critical discourse it produced – Transhumanism, Posthumanism, New Materialism are all part of a new thinking in this day and age which goes under the name of the Anthropocene. These are all attempts to deal with a new situation where homo sapiens have to accept not to be in charge any more – or to put it more positive: where they have to realize that it is not only living on the planet but also in the critical zone of the earth with all the interaction and »intra-action« (Karen Barad) it deserves.
Since Donna Haraway and her famous »Cyborg« it is also well known that in feminist political theory it is more than appropriate to imagine a new future with new subjects, objects and new items and – most of all – new relationships between them.
This is were the imaginary items of Grigoria Vryttia and Nadja Geer would like to be situated – in a feminist critical context that reflects upon the idea that if you do not like what you see it is never to late to imagine and create something new.
This does not mean that the two artists live in their dream world which is inhabited be metaimaginary items – what it means is that the two would like to show a reflective form of imaginary by creating eco friendly items which can be read as a commentary on what is missing in the neoliberal, digital world of today.
Some of them are to touch and some of them are only to look at. These three dimensional sculptures resist the trend that everything has to be mobile in art – the spectator is asked to move, not the sculptures.