Three Hearts (Phthalo Blue & Titanium White Strobe)

Three Hearts was devised as a series of blocking rehearsals towards Heavens – a work which begins from a scientific theory proposing that the octopus has evolved from a squid infected by an extraterrestrial virus carried on a meteorite (Cause of Cambrian Explosion – Terrestrial or Cosmic? Edward J. Steele et al., 2018). Using audiovisual methods and materials borrowed from planetariums, aquariums and raves, the work considers this hypothesis as a point of departure from which to think about escape, viral spillovers, and interplanetary ecologies.


Installation view of Three Hearts (Phthalo Blue & Titanium White Strobe) as part of POWER NIGHTS curated by Lucia Pietroiusti at E-WERK Luckenwalde, 2021 – 2022. Photos: Stefan Korte