Cross-Science project

Work-in-progress a total installation

Presented as part of the exhibition UDDA at Studio44

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023
Engaging in a thorough critique of universal theories that govern our perception of the world, I embark on a journey of inquiry that unveils errors and inaccuracies embedded in human understanding. The bedrock concepts of time, space, and physical laws, along with the mathematical constructs that underpin them, serve as my inspiration for subjecting them to empirical scrutiny. Likewise, I find myself compelled to continually reevaluate human emotions and connections—both those with others and oneself—since these constructs are largely shaped by societal influences. Within this exploration, I serve as my own experimental point of departure, examining the robustness of the world’s construct. In my quest, I adopt a multifaceted approach to illuminate each facet of my investigation. Unrestricted by material, technique, or artistic form, I adhere to the principles of clarity and conciseness in portraying these revelations. By doing so, I share my insights with viewers, recognizing them as collaborators who contribute to the final outcome.

Dinner is served

A Northern Ostrich Tale: A Journey of Adaptation and Culinary Discovery

For over three decades, nestled in the northern reaches of Sweden, a small farm amid the expanse of Jukkasjärvi country municipality has been the unlikely stage for an incredible feat. Through a meticulous process of gradual mutations, a remarkable achievement has been realized: the successful breeding of ostriches uniquely adapted to endure the rigors of the northern climate.

These exceptional birds, endowed with a distinctive affinity for snow, display an intriguing paradox – while easily startled by various elements, they are utterly unfazed by the presence of snow, often plunging their heads beneath its icy cover.

What makes this accomplishment even more extraordinary is the surprising evolution of traits that extend to the realm of consumption. The birds’ diminutive, thick-shelled eggs, unsuitable for immediate consumption, serve a pivotal role in sustaining the subspecies through reproduction efforts. Notably, their incubation period is a staggering 23 years, a testament to the intricacies of nature’s timeline.

Conversely, the meat of these resilient creatures, while sinewy and devoid of excess fat, has found a rather unexpected niche – it proves to be an invaluable bait for anglers. This symbiotic relationship underscores the intricate interplay between species in their ecosystems.

Yet, it is the enigmatic heart of this exotic bird that takes center stage as a culinary treasure. Dark and unyielding, this heart has become a coveted delicacy, sought after for its unique properties. Its preparation is a journey in itself, requiring a sequence of deliberate steps. The process commences with a precise, forceful blow, using a hammer to shatter the heart against a bed of stones. The resultant fragments undergo an extended soaking, followed by a meticulous braising process. To relish this exquisite dish, one must forgo conventional utensils – instead, it’s a tactile experience, savored with bare hands, a ritual that imparts a profound connection to the delicacy.

As this captivating tale unfolds, it is a poignant reminder that the world we inhabit is a tapestry of ceaseless wonder and discovery. With a sense of anticipation, we extend an invitation to you: Join us, if you will, and indulge in a remarkable journey of flavors and experiences. A unique dinner awaits, ready to enthrall both palate and imagination alike.

Historical Wonder

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Unearthing Ancient Enigma: A Startling Discovery in Archaeology

A veil of mystery shrouds one of archaeology’s most closely guarded secrets – a footprint uncovered during a landmark Columbia University paleontological expedition in South Africa in 1956.

This remarkable find is more than a mere relic; it harkens back over 3 million years, pre-dating the hypothetical emergence of Homo erectus by nearly a million years, all within the same geographic expanse.

At first glance, it appears a triumphant moment, a victory for both the intrepid members of the expedition and for humanity as a whole. However, a closer inspection of the footprint’s formation tells a more complex tale. Rather than bearing the fully human shape one might expect, the configuration of the foot presents a fusion of human and non-human attributes.

Laboratory analyses conducted in the wake of the discovery ventured beyond the mere physical characteristics. The probable stature of the creature was deduced to be approximately two and a half meters, with an estimated weight of around 150 kilograms.

Such traits might conceivably be attributed to shifts in gravitational forces on Earth, were it not for a pivotal detail – the distinct shape of the legs. This unmistakable evidence compellingly challenges the conventional narrative of humanity’s origin. Strikingly, it implies that modern humans did not trace their lineage to primates, but rather evolved over time from a surprising progenitor: the animal subspecies Capra hircus, better known as the common domestic goat.

As the implications of this revelation reverberate through the corridors of science, the very essence of our heritage and evolutionary history stands on the precipice of transformation. This revelation beckons us to reconsider our origins, pushing us to delve into the depths of our past with renewed curiosity and an open mind.

Merged with the Surroundings

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**Aftonbloodet** **August 25, 2036** **By Sten Blinker** In a bewildering turn of events, our correspondent reports that yesterday, amidst the bustling rush hour in the heart of Stockholm, precisely on Drottninggatan, a truly extraordinary and confounding incident transpired. As tourists and locals thronged the streets, a spectacle unfolded that defied rational explanation: A man strolling along the avenue, seemingly a part of the fluid motion of the urban landscape, underwent an abrupt and baffling transformation. The man’s form inexplicably dissolved into a lingering puddle of acrid-smelling chemicals, as if by some involuntary design. In response, a wave of panic swept through the witnesses, who hastily distanced themselves from the unsettling sight and odor. Observers in close proximity recounted hearing a chilling blend of pain and anguish, which gradually transformed into a gurgling sound emanating from the viscous amalgamation on the pavement. Only remnants of clothing were left behind, belonging to an unidentified individual. Those present struggled to discern any defining characteristics such as gender, stature, or age. The mound of discarded garments yielded no personal effects or undergarments. Law enforcement authorities have sought the public’s assistance in identifying the unfortunate victim. Regarding this confounding event, Professor Sven Svensson, an eminent figure from Lund University’s Chemistry Department, has postulated a theory. He suggests that the incident might have resulted from an accelerated oxidation process. This, combined with the man’s internal alcohol saturation, exacerbated by the intense summer sun and the city’s ambient pollutants, might have culminated in the man’s evaporation and the subsequent malodorous transformation. As Stockholm grapples with this bizarre occurrence, the city’s denizens are left with a profound sense of disquiet, grappling with the implications of this perplexing phenomenon.