Synthetics

Opening:

Ben Laposky - Oscillon No. 27 (1952)

The liquid crystal ball that is the earth is ever changing, ever moving between its liquid and crystal forms, metaphors, dreams.1

Synthetics is an exhibition that explores histories of print technologies and their effects. It includes a page from one of the first publications to integrate illustrations and text, the Liber Chronicarum from 1493, as well as works by Rembrandt van Rijn and Hercules Segers, Dora Maar, Ben Laposky, Charlotte Johannesson, Karl Otto Götz, Jakob Jakobsen, Kasper Hesselbjerg, Lea Porsager, Masar Sohail, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Morten K. Jacobsen and Till Mycha.

The exhibition speculates on printed matter’s ability to shift the focus from origin to historical effect. Situated in the context of Aquaporin’s membrane coating technology – which immobilizes proteins onto a polymeric multilayer structure – Synthetics explores the interdependence of technology, semiotics and the human nervous system.

Synthetics is curated by Søren Andreasen.


  1. Esther Leslie, Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form, 2016