Artists' Biennial, Haus der Kunst, Munich 2015
It is worth considering that clouds, although they are not living organisms
in a traditional sense, do possess characteristics which we normally associate
with life forms, such as their transient life-spans and their ability
to move. Clouds are also composed largely of water, just like the human
body (which contains 97% water at birth).
The photographic work "Identity Cloud" shows
a dark cloud, which is captured in a petri dish and overlaid with the
artist's own genetic code. The work investigates the proposition that
clouds could be viewed as living organisms with their own identities.
Cloud and fog are generally associated with concealment
and disguise of information, places and identities. The identity code
of the artist, which is projected onto the cloud in this work, reverses
that characteristic property in an almost voyeuristic manner. The cloud,
as an artefact, develops contradictory, polarizing statements. It is simultaneously
a carrier of identity and information and a mysterious, dark, molecular
apparition. A paradoxical interaction also results from the oscillation
between microscopic and macroscopic perspectives, as well as between the
"human planet" on the one hand and the ephemeral, mysterious
cloud presence on the other.