Amsterdam, Zone2Source. Pinar Yoldas, Carboniferous


Amsterdam, Zone2Source. Pinar Yoldas, Carboniferous


Pinar Yoldas is invited for her first solo exhibition in The Netherlands with new work which is derived from what she refers to as "speculative biology". Pinar Yoldas is an interdisciplinary designer, artist, researcher from Turkey currently based in the United States. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience.
Speculative Biologies reside in the realm of the biological imagination where genomic reconstruction of living organisms is put in the service of the creation of hybrid subjectivities in order to imagine alternate realities.
Pinar Yoldas will present a three part exhibition. Her ongoing project Ecosystem Of Excess, which started in 2014, will be extended with several new objects. Ecologies of Excess is a speculative biology project that imagines future life by creating new organisms which arise from the plastic soup in our oceans.
Carboniferous is a new project which Pinar Yoldas develops specifically for this exhibition. Using the visual vocabulary of paleobotany, marine biology and contemporary design and architecture, Carboniferous offers a fantastic journey into the world of ancient plants and life forms that have been instrumental in the formation of oil and other fossil fuels.
While the front room of het Glazen Huis establishes a connection between the ancient history and probable futures at a global level encompassing the realities of our time such as pollution and climate change, the backroom offers a glance at the molecular marvels of life through several new sculptural objects.



Pinar Yoldas 
July 9 - September 3, 2017


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