Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten – We grow, grow and grow, we‘re gonna be alright and this is our show

11. March 2023 - 30. July 2023 Dortmunder U, Level 3

This multimedia exhibition embodies a radical change of perspective, observing the world through the eyes of non-human organisms to which we usually attribute no consciousness. The artists give these beings a voice: They speak to us of the technosphere and the central role of symbiosis in evolution (Micro), of deep time, extractivism, coal mining and sorcery (Xtract), of pioneer plants, invasive species and neophytes (Pionea), of carbon dioxide, warm and cold periods, superplants and sedimentation (Azolla), of the dream of using geoengineering to save the world (Symbiotechnica), of the technically mediated revival of extinct species (Extinct), and of corals, immortality, budding, cloning and the dream of eternal life (Hydra).

The artists speculate on existing and future symbiotic relationships between microorganisms, plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and technical objects as they ponder innovative cycles and alliances in nature, all in the age of the Anthropocene.

With We grow, grow and grow, we're gonna be alright and this is our show HMKV presents the first institutional solo exhibition by artistic duo Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten. Both live and work in Dortmund.


Image: Keyvisual of the exhibition We grow, grow and grow, we're gonna be alright and this is our show with imagery from the work ”Micro, 2023 (Pattern)" by Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten. Design: e o t . Berlin.


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