Kristin Weissenberger

Projects +
Exhibitions
        Triggsters Island
        Brown Tulips
        Resolution
        Pyro Bodies
        Fluidic Remembrane
        Dissipation factors remain stable
      
       

Material Interactions /
Body of Work
        Anthropogenites
        Pyroglomerates
        Moulds
        Hoaxer
        Derma
        Ceramics
        Multiobjects
        Silicones  



Mark
Pyro Bodies
New Jörg, Vienna, 2020
www.newjoerg.at











Photos@ Janine Schranz

PYRO BODIES
Objects in installative set-up / Ceramics, Mycelia, Wood, Color


The sculptural series Pyro Bodies has been inspired by findings of pyroplastic pebbles on a beach in Milos, Greece, in 2019. Plastiglomerates or pyroplastics are amalgams of natural debris and burnt plastic waste, of human origin. Eroded by the elements pyroplastics get a stone like appearance, like something geological.
This process of formation brings up questions about authorship and agency. Agency cannot be reduced to single entities, no matter if human or non-human, but it can be interpreted through networked interactions of human and non-human actors and actants.
In analogy to the formation of pyroplastics stoneware, earthenware, glass, stones or metal are melted together into material-semiotic composites.

The mycelium objects, preserved by heat after processes of nurturing and growth, explore the same questions concerning authorship and agency and ask in what way material-semiotic interactions influence our morality, ethics and politics, since mycelium is seen as a sustainable substitute for plastics. Pyro Bodies is also a speculation about what could possibly be found on future beaches.