Immortal’s Birthday (2017–2020) pursues the human place in the continuum of existence and ageing and examines practical and metaphysical questions raised by hydra all the way from the 1700s to this day. The work combines Greek myths, spirituality, technology, scientific research, and the Hydra.
Hydra vulgaris is a small fresh-water polyp that do not age – at all. In addition, hydra can regenerate itself from a small cluster of cells.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Canadian composer and performer Charles Quevillon and consists of videos, installations, photographs and a sound sculpture. The work premiered at Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland in June of 2020. Immortal’s Birthday is a multi-part piece, and the presentation varies.
Exhibitions: Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia, 2020. Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland, 2020.