:-) :-o (in these worlds everything exists)
group exhibition
Royal College of Art, London (UK)

Dry Floor (with Abhaya Rajani and Art Sokoloff)
HOXTON 253, 253 Hoxton St, Whitmore Estate, London N1 5LG (UK)

The spine is a pillar of bone, each organ is connected to each bone.

Plastikforbindelser is a generative series in constant change. It is comprised of objects that respond to their local environment, including found objects and commodities from garbage containers, to natural sites, to shops, to studio spaces.

The objects protrude from surfaces in the space, connected in a network of new signs before they face their inevitable course of dissolving, returning to the shop, to the garbage container or to be consumed.

The series emerged from work conducted in Raadvad (a cultivated forest area), combining the clay with fish fins, rabbit ears, branches, and objects from the workshop, e.g., computer-extracted gold.

At Dry Floor, the new objects in the series were extracted from the local surroundings; the clay extends the spine of the palm leave, preserved with what they absorbed from the garbage container, such as snail droppings and houses.

plastik’s radical (rooted) meaning is “to mold, to form”.


An object pulsates and reaches into the ground, it plants a seed, it is allowed to spread under the ground without the states perception of ever having existed.


The video :-) :-o (in these worlds everything exists) is filmed through a macro lens in which projections of two emoticons appear to manifest in a tiny seed found in a London garden. It is as if the encoding of the content is already happening within. The audio is a monologue reading, made using a text-to-speech program in which the author’s voice has been cloned through a neural network. The author’s voice, therefore, reads words that the author has never spoken. The text written and spoken through the speech synthesis elaborates on materialisation that through drawing, projection and absence can be re-transcribed for openness and autonomy.

Thank you to Ethelburga Community Garden for donating the compost.

Exhibited at Dry Floor at HOXTON 253 art project space, as part of an exhibition presented by students from the Royal College of Art (Abhaya Rajani, Art Sokoloff, Anders Aarvik).

The works are multidisciplinary and experimental at core, and have been adapted to the space itself. The works span sculpture, installation and print, merging together. The exhibition revolves around structure and formation, as both ideological and nihilistic. Structures have been extracted from their original source or situation, and displaced into other contexts.