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Flesh for Fantasy
FLESH FOR FANTASY I–IX, 2010–2011
polypropylene, each 50 x 60 x 25 cm

The sculptures making up FLESH FOR FANTASY condense masses of small spheres into monstrous anatomical models. Oscillating between Baroque and science fiction, they hint at an image of humanity that surpasses biological limits and forms hybrids. While with Franz Xaver Messerschmidt it was physiognomic states that shaped his character heads, with FLESH FOR FANTASY the inspiration derives from biotechnological phantasms. The cellular accumulations of the sculptures refer to methods of organ and tissue breeding and combine creare (Lat. for “create”) with kréas (Gr. for “flesh”): creativity, in the molecular age, means to turn something into flesh.