print mounted on plexiglas and coverd with plexiglas
105 x 185 cm
41,3 x 72,8 inches
AGRIELEJIF is a proliferating tissue that seems to stretch out of the frame. This complex 2D-print is the result of an artistic research on the human organic tissue, as represented in medical manuals. AGRIELEJIF shows the World beneath the skin: organs, muscles, nerves,… By re-organising these human building blocks, a strange creature without inside or outside comes into being: a cyborg figure who preserves the mean between the organic and the machine. Because this organic shape doesn't have a skeleton or fixed structure, it seems floating in the realm of the virtual. With its symmetric configuration, AGRIELEJIF reminds us of patterns in nature. Underlying Ervinck's work on the human tissue is a preoccupation with the growing mechanisation of the human body. Not only does technology infiltrate the body, it also aims at using human tissue as a technological material. Using 3D models from CAT-scans, one can for instance make real replica's of human bones. Bioprinting as well enables us to print human organs. This way, the body achieves market value and becomes a consumer good.