Installation: Urns (Bone China and Porcelain) 14 ~ 18 cm; Bones, sizes variable; Documentation/Digital Archive of Bones (Photographs, 3D-Scans, Renderings) sizes variable
[…] What counts as a livable life and a grievable death? (Butler 2004)
For this project, I collected bones of non-human animals my partner had eaten over a half year period. I calcined them at 1000 degrees Celsius, turning them into bone ash. Then, I used the ash to form a porcelain urn.
Starting point of this installation, sculpture and its incorporated performance was the question of coexistence and relationship between people with different concepts of action, for example, those who reject products of animal origin, and those who consume them. The installation is reflecting on our current and future use of animal derived materials in industries of all kinds as well in the production of art works and the role of a “mourning-with” other species.