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March 4th, 2020 - May 3rd, 2020
Photo: Jenna Sutela: I Magma (2019). Image courtesy Moderna Museet, Stockholm / Prallan Allsten
Jenna Sutela’s exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim marks the artist’s first major solo show at an international institution. Through Sutela’s latest works, the exhibition explores the relation between randomness and meaning-making in both organic and inorganic systems.
Sutela’s work is inspired by science fiction. A central theme is the quest to move beyond the limits of human language by means of artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as microbes. Technologies, for her, often work as mediums, or shamans to channel alien semantics
In her most recent work I Magma, a machine oracle delivers readings based on the bubbles of liquid color in motion inside a series of lava lamps. Adding to this project, consisting of an installation and a mobile app, a newly commissioned series of photograms based on the head-shaped lava lamps will premiere at Kunsthall Trondheim.