Trans-Siberia

Trans-Siberia

2019
The artist researches manmade natural reservations; national parks, zoos, enclosures and aquariums. These repositories with their “live contents” represent a model of the human strife to dominate nature and have total control over it. In the completely transparent environment of an aquarium or a terrarium, its inhabitants have no opportunity to hide, with zoos hardly differing from prisons. However, despite the human’s best efforts, this control is not complete.

Live elements escape it, adapting to their new environment, changing and evolving. And so this transparent container is inhabited by fish which can change their gender depending on the ecosystem and outside factors.