CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Rebecca Korn

Rebecca Korn's interdisciplinary practice stems from a fascination with the intersections between art and science. Her recent interests explore the posthuman body, investigating ideas around symbiosis, sympoiesis and speculative futures, re/imagining how bodies may adapt/evolve through learning from and with non-human counterparts.

"In October 2021 myself and Riga-based artist Anastasia Shneps-Shneppe were selected to participate in the next Sculpture Quadrennial Riga festival (Latvia), one of six international artists invited to create a new public artwork for the exhibition. Riga has a rich history connected with its waterways. Our aim has been to delve further into this, exploring the significance of water through the notion of Astrida Neimanis’s Hydrofeminism, developing a concept that responds to water as a means of connection, probing interrelationships between the local, global, mythological, ecological, political and other-than-human.

We have undertaken research in collaboration with the SQR festival team and Hydrobiologists from the University of Latvia, and have also worked with Glass point, a Riga-based glass studio, to produce a range of maquettes. The work developed is grounded in science, but explores concepts around speculative past, present and futures, informed by the strong matriarchal mythology of Riga’s Waterways. The final artwork will consist of 3 large-scale solar lit, glass sculptures which will be displayed in a section of the Daugava River in central Riga from mid-August 2024 until October 2024."

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