estonian museum of applied art and design, tallinn
rhizope. art & science – hybrid art and interdisciplinary research
reiner maria matysik’s sculpture – made of his own cells and transformed into a wet specimen – at the “rhizope” exhibition provides us with an artistic research example that aims to bring inert matter to life. his sculpture is an indication of man´s changing conception of biology, of his biological role, and especially of the biological activity itself. matysik’s artwork merges designed objects with natural organisms, fusing the harmonious natural and the man-made. redefining life in sculpture means to understand living matter through its creation.
a non performing performance
reiner maria matysik will concentrate on the archaic endeavor of art. with a spontaneous sculpture he will control and shape a limited part of man´s environment. he will give an example of arts possibilities to bring inert matter to live. he will show how sculpture is an indication of man´s changing conception of biology, as well as an indication of his biolgical role, and especially as a form of biological activity in itself. he will try to merge designed objects with natural organisms. he will work on the harmonious fusion of the natural and the man-made.
he will search for it continuously, may find it fragmentarily, to let it slip out of sight again.
redefining life in sculpture means the understanding of living matter through its creation.
and in the end the culpture of his own cells that was transformed into a a wet specimen may play a crucial role in it all.