Shorelines
Jenna Sutela

Belly / Box / House / Bundle

Borrowing its title from Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction (1986), Jenna Sutela’s selection of video, sound, texts and images—including two of her original works—presents meditations on interspecies and species experience during the pandemic.
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Anne Boyer's “This Virus” on Mirabilary, March 10, 2020
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Gregory Whitehead: A World of Lips, 1992
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"The problem with bodies is the reason for antibodies, and the problem with antibodies is no body at all."
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Markus J. Buehler, Coronavirus spike protein spectra including interaction with human ACE2 receptor, 2020
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Listen to the virus! A sonic comparison between two different coronavirus protein spikes. The one heard second, with a lower frequency spectrum, is from COVID-19.
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Venkatesh Rao's “Plot Economics” on Ribbonfarm, March 9, 2020
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Michael Marder in The New York Times, March 3, 2020


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Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984
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At the outset of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). Princess Nausicaä is shown under a transparent eye lens from the exoskeleton of an Ohmu, a giant creature existing in the Sea of Corruption, a toxic ecosystem taking over the world. She is watching deadly spores fall like snowflakes around her, seeing nature from multiple perspectives, including that of Ohmus.
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Jenna Sutela, Holobiont, 2018

Featuring: Tarren Johnson, Nile Koetting, Ming Lin, and Colin Self

Planetary Protection: Gerhard Kminek and Life, Physical Sciences and Life Support Laboratory at the European Space Agency

Ferments: Markus Shimizu



Camera and Video Editing: Mikko Gaestel

Sound Editing: Martti Kalliala

Recording: Ville Haimala, Adam Laschinger, and Gold Mountain



Supported by Kone Foundation and expanding on a performance for Serpentine Marathon 2017.
Thank you Ella Plevin and Elvia Wilk
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The video Holobiont considers the idea of embodied cognition on a planetary scale, featuring a zoom from outer space to inside the gut. It documents Planetary Protection rituals at the European Space Agency and explores extremophilic bacteria in fermented foods as possible distributors of life between the stars. Bacillus subtilis, the nattō bacterium, plays a leading role. The term “holobiont” stands for an entity made of many species, all inseparably linked in their ecology and evolution.



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