Fragile Morphologies of Pulp Bodies
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Fragile Morphologies of Pulp Bodies

Fragile Morphologies of Pulp Bodies

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Published: February 28, 2020 0 0 109
By: Selena Ingram, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Art & Design
Hashtags: #Art #Paper #PaperMaking

Fragile Morphologies of Pulp Bodies is an installation of handmade paper that functions as a mirror to the ongoing interchanges between our bodies, water and domestic environments. Paper sculptures of water fixtures like bathtubs and sinks, cast from the apartment where I live, are covered in organic detritus, hair and soil; meanwhile, water trickles through the paper, dissolving the structures over time back into a fibrous pulp. This project visualizes a nexus highlighting the fragility of our relationship to the water infrastructure we are dependent upon, and the way our own embodied boundaries ultimately dissolve into trans-corporeality. Part sculpture, part pop-up amateur lab, part investigation of domestic sources of water, this project functions best as it falls apart, reckoning our continuous but permeable state.