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Thestille
THESTILLE, 2017
distillery, fermented liver cells, glass, refrigerator, 163 x 55 x 61 cm

Liver cells (hepatocytes) produce and store glycogen, which can be fermented like sugar or starch from fruits and grains into alcohol. The distillation sculpture THESTILLE is used to extract alcohol; its tentacle arm alludes to the sea nymph Thetis.