Tue Greenfort’s Bio-Works

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Tue Greenfort is a Swedish artist who questions the changing nature of….nature. Sort of the timeless question of the human within this strange biosphere-sphere we call earth. I like the above piece, “enclosed biosphere” for its simplicity- reminds me of the mosquito-attracting never-clean the fishbowl “experiments” I did as a kid, much to the chagrin of my parents. I really love the “bio-morphic sausage” strata encased in glass, after the jump- sort of a delicious Physical  Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living riff? Anyways, be sure to check out the link, many of his works kind of require deeper explanation as far as exactly what’s going on (yellow tape sweetened with sugar water that leads armies of ants through a museum, a Coca-Cola condensation cube, a contraption that uses frozen fruit juice to cool water brought up from the point from the gallery’s infrastructure where it enters…..)

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  • http://paintallica.com Bill

    This is really interesting, it makes me think about our relationship to the environment in an un-preachy way. The work is beautiful too, especially the sausage skin encased in glass.

    I used to keep a mosquito bucket of stagnate water in my backyard too. The mosquito larva are so awesome. They swim so weird.

  • http://www.sashamlee.com Sasha

    Bill- thanks for your comments- glad you enjoyed!

    Haha, that’s so funny! It would drive my parents nuts that I would fill their cooler with water and insist that I grow legions of mosquitos, they hated it!!

  • http://starwars.com Nick Gazin

    The top one reminds me of the Vice Gross Jar.

  • http://sashamlee.com Sasha

    haha I just googled the vice gross jar. Pretty gross.