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On behalf of Terra, 2017

Polyester resin, found objects, video, photography

Dimensions variable

When we’re looking for intelligent extra-terrestrial life, we’re not only listening, but we also send our own signals to the would-be listeners. Interstellar communication is trying to articulate what a human being, as a species, is, and, as a whole, what Earth is. In a way, the messages are from ourselves about ourselves, and that gives us an opportunity, if we take a critical look, to train our non-anthropocentric world view. Who truly has the right to speak on behalf of Terra? In author’s opinion, it’s the organisms and their mutual bonds in the nearest non-human environment, based on a non-hierarchical ontology in which all the subjects coexist on the same level, that can become our true ABC. After all, bodies tend tell a lot of what is hidden by language. As such, we happen to appear in a situation beyond language and symbols. The fragments of nature that are within a hand’s reach of city life are encapsulated by industrial polyester resin – a creeping statement, in their own right, on behalf of Terra.

Fragments of the installation:


Anastasija Sosunova. 2017. 40×50 cm. Polyester resin, found objects


Anastasija Sosunova. 2017. Polyester resin, found objects


Anastasija Sosunova. 2017. 15x 46 cm. Polyester resin, found objects


Anastasija Sosunova. Contact. 2017. 110×160 cm


Anastasija Sosunova. 2017. 30×100 cm. Polyester resin, found objects