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Islands

Kupfer project space
Arch 213
27A Ponsford Street
London
E9 6JU

21 September – 14 October, 2019
Monday – Saturday, by appointment


In Josephine Baker’s installation at Kupfer, a series of interconnected islands, cut off from their mainland supply chains, are quickly running out of resources. In their attempt to create a new microclimate through sympoiesis, its occupants have stopped killing each other, and other forms of dependency have begun to emerge. The pyramid of need is being inverted. Water is overtaking the price of oil. Everything is becoming precious, and incalculable.

The islands are a physical metaphor for how the natural earth is represented in a capitalocentric world. They are landscapes constructed by the human imagination, based on one objective: total harmony. Made from preformed ponds, trellises, shed roofs, and other gardening and landscaping materials, they occupy the overlap between the earth’s cyclical processes and its anthropic (mis)interpretations. Founded on separation, the islands continually strive toward their unity, yet they remain dispersed, imagined – almost out of existence. They are a bad story, badly retold. Paradise, overridden.

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