Plasma by Stigmata, Cryo.Plasma
digital prints, sound, internet, magazines, slide show, light boxes, video clips, Cryo.S vials for cryonization, space, 2004
Production: Automata 2004, 2005
The focus of this project is on a home-made liquid substance packed in cryo.s vials made for preservation in liquid nitrogen (cryonisation).
The focus of this project is a home-made liquid substance packed in cryo.s vials made for preservation in liquid nitrogen (cryonisation). The future owner of the object can freeze and preserve the vial together with his/hers own body. There are multiple layers of meanings included in this concept. It is meant as a parody of cosmetic industry marketing through adding multiple superior actions to a single product, by aggressively promoting the "product", and by "hiring" supermodels Hedy Lamarr and two Domenichino portraits. This object offer "transgression" due to its olfactory purposes and "purification" due to the disinfectors it is made of. The transgression effect is additionally stressed by burrowing elements of religious imagery. The liquid substance in Cryo.S vials is actually consisted from disinfecting liquid available in pharmacies and several oils most often used in religious ceremonies and aroma-therapies. Cryo.Plasma was "advertised" by means of video clips, web portal for sale of the product, magazine advertisements and exhibitions.
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last updated 29.11.2006