Video, HD, silent, 30 min loop, 2016
Born Brilliant can be viewed as a knot, intertwining strands of biology and economy. The video installation depicts a fictional experiment where earthworm Caenorhabditis elegans is instructed repeatedly to tie itself into an overhand knot.
C. elegans are the first multicellular organism that has had its genome sequenced, allowing scientists to study and interact with the animal's behaviour and traits. The enlarged, transparent, loose worm-like shape is therefore instructed to repeatedly tie itself into an overhand knot as a gesture of implied human use. “Born Brilliant” is projected on a vertical screen to resemble the glass used in microscopes for gazing at different samples of bacterias, fungus, viruses and microorganisms as C. elegans
Group exhibition Body and Darkness at Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
7 Mar – 14 Apr 2017
Solo show Born Brilliant at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
20 Nov – 26 2015