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"Miraculous Draught"
26.02.-13.05.2020
St. John the Divine, New York

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Statement on the installation "Miraculous Draught“

John 21:11
"Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of 153 large fish, but even with so many the net was not torn".

The „Miraculous Draught“ leads us to think about wonders as such, about our relationship to regular happiness and unexpected delight, eudaimonia and euphoria, pleasure and jubilation, joy and elation, which for us, human beings, are biologically and socially extremely conditioned.
People, as super-social organisms, seem to be condemned to eternal dissatisfaction and searching. Humans are driven to action, no matter how absurd and nonsensical their routine and patterns may be.
In contrast to it our new experiences and insights into the unknown and accidental just temporarily quench this perpetual thirst, shortly allowing us to see clearly hidden contexts and illuminate our minds in pink. In this sense, you may perceive this large scale site-specific installation as a revelation of possible future joy and nameless beauty, as a manifestation of bioethical abolitionism.
Paradise engineering is a main vision and an epiphany of new bioethics, which are an integral part of the seemingly unsubstantial installation hanging under the nave of St. John the Divine. The visionary process of creation appears to us as something real, but almost herculean and beyond any nature, as an adventurous development of our mind and imagination, which allow us to be predisposed in the supreme state of well-being, to be shortly enchanted.

An assembly of a 153, compounded, almost weightless and ethereal, self-contained as well as opened bioism-sculptures are united to the semblance of a large biofuturistic organism, an unknown creature, which seems to be kept afloat by an inner impulse.
All the 153 individual sculptures as beings possess their own character and diverseness, unique form. Their alterocentric self-organization and complexity, as in a living social entity, bring about cohesion: a prototypical community as higher IT, consisting of singular individuals united with each other and standing in a transforming relation to their environment.
Teleological questions about the purpose of aberrations might be answered with clear certainty – all kind of deviations are the key function of all living matter, our funktionslust and further eradication of suffering.

Timing and realization:

The installation project has a concept of an evolving process and will be done in two liturgically based parts:

100 transparent plus 3 violett sculptures will be lifted under the vaults of the cathedral at the time of Good Friday and will be displayed throughout the Great Lent. The pellucid super-organism might be seen as a manifestation of a period of purification and joy.

50 further translucent, neon pink sculptures will be raised above the sacral ground in the night before the Easter, thus fulfilling the expectation of the miraculous metamorphosis. The resulting composition of 153 light-binding and reflecting creatures will float in the middle of the temple as a revelation of unearthly beauty and divine complexity – bioethical transsubstantiation.



Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism

Aljoscha, bioism, biofuturism