THE FUTURE OF INDETERMINACY

Datafication, Memory, Bio-Politics

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr with Devon Ward
(The Tissue Culture & Art Project)

Catts & Zurr Compostcubator Sm
Courtesy of the artists.
Compostcubator 0.4 uses a compost system as incubator – a compostcubator – to provide the necessary heat to maintain a small flask of disembodied mouse cells. An incubator simulates a body. It acts as a homeostatic surrogate for life out of context, out of place, and out of agency. This project complicates this apparatus by making it into a living system – a messy ‘biological device’ that is an assemblage of different species. Built from a metal frame, wire mesh, five tonnes of locally sourced mulch, horse manure, and beer barley waste, the compost generates heat as bacteria decompose the biological waste. Inside the compost a 100-metre coil of plastic tubing contains water. This water is heated by the process of microbial decomposition and pumped to a custom-designed incubator made of clear acrylic and copper. The work plays with and critiques notions of control, optimisation, kinship, interdependence, and multispecies ecologies.
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  • Zach Blas
  • Blast Theory
  • Mel Bochner
  • Andrej Boleslavský
  • George Brecht
  • John Cage
  • Cassils
  • Micha Cárdenas
  • Jon Cates
  • Oron Catts
  • Jake & Dinos Chapman
  • Yasuhiro Chida
  • Paolo Cirio
  • Critical Zoologists
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  • Debbie Ding
  • Hasan Elahi
  • Harun Farocki
  • Ken Friedman
  • Masaki Fujihata
  • Snow Yunxue Fu
  • Ellie Ga
  • Yishay Garbasz
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Angelo Harrison
  • Camille Henrot
  • Lyn Hershman Leeson
  • Roger Hiorns
  • Thomas Hirschhorn
  • Tzu Nyen Ho
  • Cat Hope
  • Daniel C Howe
  • Tehching Hsieh
  • Marina Hulzenga
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Natalie Jeremijenko
  • Mária Júdová
  • Eduardo Kac
  • Knowbotic Research
  • Alison Knowles
  • Teresa Margolles
  • Nancy Mauro-Flude
  • Rosa Menkman
  • Nathalie Miebach
  • Kent Monkman
  • Warren Neidich
  • Helen Nissenbaum
  • Roman Ondak
  • Yoko Ono
  • Mimi Ọnụọha
  • Damián Ortega
  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Jo Pollitt
  • Anna Ridler
  • Jon Satrom
  • Kuai Shen
  • Nina Sellars
  • Paul Sermon
  • Maja Smrekar
  • Stelarc
  • Thomas Thwaites
  • Troika
  • Adejoke Tugbiyele
  • Camille Utterback
  • Pablo Valbuena
  • Devon Ward
  • Tom White
  • Chris Woebken
  • Wrights & Sites
  • Iannis Xenakis
  • The Yes Men
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  • Ioanat Zurr
  • Bas Jan Ader
  • Memo Akten
  • Jane Alexander
  • Mark Amerika
  • Sadie Barnette
  • Æsa Björk
  • Zach Blas
  • Blast Theory
  • Mel Bochner
  • Andrej Boleslavský
  • George Brecht
  • John Cage
  • Cassils
  • Micha Cárdenas
  • Jon Cates
  • Oron Catts
  • Jake & Dinos Chapman
  • Yasuhiro Chida
  • Paolo Cirio
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Marcus Coates
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Debbie Ding
  • Hasan Elahi
  • Harun Farocki
  • Ken Friedman
  • Masaki Fujihata
  • Snow Yunxue Fu
  • Ellie Ga
  • Yishay Garbasz
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Angelo Harrison
  • Camille Henrot
  • Lyn Hershman Leeson
  • Roger Hiorns
  • Thomas Hirschhorn
  • Tzu Nyen Ho
  • Cat Hope
  • Daniel C Howe
  • Tehching Hsieh
  • Marina Hulzenga
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Natalie Jeremijenko
  • Mária Júdová
  • Eduardo Kac
  • Knowbotic Research
  • Alison Knowles
  • Teresa Margolles
  • Nancy Mauro-Flude
  • Rosa Menkman
  • Nathalie Miebach
  • Kent Monkman
  • Warren Neidich
  • Helen Nissenbaum
  • Roman Ondak
  • Yoko Ono
  • Mimi Ọnụọha
  • Damián Ortega
  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Jo Pollitt
  • Anna Ridler
  • Jon Satrom
  • Kuai Shen
  • Nina Sellars
  • Paul Sermon
  • Maja Smrekar
  • Stelarc
  • Thomas Thwaites
  • Troika
  • Adejoke Tugbiyele
  • Camille Utterback
  • Pablo Valbuena
  • Devon Ward
  • Tom White
  • Chris Woebken
  • Wrights & Sites
  • Iannis Xenakis
  • The Yes Men
  • Mushon Zer-Aviv
  • Ioanat Zurr
  • Bas Jan Ader
  • Memo Akten
  • Jane Alexander
  • Mark Amerika
  • Sadie Barnette
  • Æsa Björk
  • Zach Blas
  • Blast Theory
  • Mel Bochner
  • Andrej Boleslavský
  • George Brecht
  • John Cage
  • Cassils
  • Micha Cárdenas
  • Jon Cates
  • Oron Catts
  • Jake & Dinos Chapman
  • Yasuhiro Chida
  • Paolo Cirio
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Marcus Coates
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Debbie Ding
  • Hasan Elahi
  • Harun Farocki
  • Ken Friedman
  • Masaki Fujihata
  • Snow Yunxue Fu
  • Ellie Ga
  • Yishay Garbasz
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Angelo Harrison
  • Camille Henrot
  • Lyn Hershman Leeson
  • Roger Hiorns
  • Thomas Hirschhorn
  • Tzu Nyen Ho
  • Cat Hope
  • Daniel C Howe
  • Tehching Hsieh
  • Marina Hulzenga
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Natalie Jeremijenko
  • Mária Júdová
  • Eduardo Kac
  • Knowbotic Research
  • Alison Knowles
  • Teresa Margolles
  • Nancy Mauro-Flude
  • Rosa Menkman
  • Nathalie Miebach
  • Kent Monkman
  • Warren Neidich
  • Helen Nissenbaum
  • Roman Ondak
  • Yoko Ono
  • Mimi Ọnụọha
  • Damián Ortega
  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Jo Pollitt
  • Anna Ridler
  • Jon Satrom
  • Kuai Shen
  • Nina Sellars
  • Paul Sermon
  • Maja Smrekar
  • Stelarc
  • Thomas Thwaites
  • Troika
  • Adejoke Tugbiyele
  • Camille Utterback
  • Pablo Valbuena
  • Devon Ward
  • Tom White
  • Chris Woebken
  • Wrights & Sites
  • Iannis Xenakis
  • The Yes Men
  • Mushon Zer-Aviv
  • Ioanat Zurr