KURINA
SOHN




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01  EXTENDED NATURE
02  Sublime Thesis Book
03  Digital Axonometric Teaset
04  Urban Adaptation
05  Delft Blue Jacquard


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EXTENDED NATURE




The notion of ‘wild nature’ is something of the past. All nature is designed. Our almost complete control over nature has come with a loss. It is a loss of a sense of awe and fear, which is beautifully described by the term ‘sublime’. What we lost, seems to have been replaced by technology. Our current technological innovations evoke many sentiments, ranging from feeble feelings of uncanniness and awe for mankind’s capacities, to a great anxiety that technology will someday take over. The ones who have tried so much to control the uncontrollable are governed by that which they have created themselves.


EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Computed tomography of Locrinus Africanus(Crinoid) from 430 million years ago.



EXTENDED NATURE 2019
3D animated by Robert Drew(HEKOPS)



Today, we experience a version of nature that is manicured, virtual, and artificial. The internet provides a ubiquitous matrix, in a parallel reality of real nature. The technological perspective on nature continues to seem flattened, abstracted, and altered through layers of machine interpretation. The relationship between representation, creation and life can no longer be divided between real and unreal. As a result, the boundaries between nature, imagery, machine and body blur. We may think we have mastered nature, but we have mastered only its imagery.



EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime




EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime



EXTENDED NATURE explores the digital layers of our relationship between us and nature through a crinoid (or ‘sea lily’) deep-sea organism. Project reconstructs a crinoid in the form of a kinetic structure that mimics natural behavior. A syringe pumps air into the soft robotics and silicone 3 print object, a replication of the digitized fossil records of the crinoid.



EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime



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2019
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