A story by Celile Demir, who asks: What does it mean to be an organism?
Part of Living Matters non-exhibition
Celile maps the boundaries of bodies by zooming into their parts. Are bodies just a sum of their parts or are they more? As she claims: “There is a constant exchange between our internal environments and outside environment. This means that our organism extends beyond what we currently define as an organism.”
She mostly works with enveloping bodies in bioplastic, be they skin, hair, plants or meat, as if she wants to capture those organs in that which can resemble the temporary fixity. But as she experiments with recipes and textures of bioplastic, she gives those bodies new fields of contamination. In her home kitchen, Celile investigates what happens when she loses control over the shape and form of her new creations.