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Gate 27, farklı pratiklerin araştırma ve üretim süreçlerini desteklemek ve disiplinlerarası etkileşime zemin yaratmak amacıyla 2019’da kurulmuş bir uluslararası konuk sanatçı programıdır.

Ekin Kano

The Body Living Itself

2019, Mixed media / sculpture

Variable dimensions

The Body Living Itself was first exhibited at Ekin Kano’s solo exhibition My Ribs Heave, Variations on Being at the St. Joseph High School Caporal House which took place parallel to the 16th Istanbul Biennial. Inside the glass chamber designed by the artist and blown by the Glass Furnace Foundation (Cam Ocağı Vakfı), there is tea, sugar and kombucha, a type of fungal and bacterial flora. The microorganisms that make up the kombucha feed by consuming the theine and sugar in the tea; and they produce cellulose as waste. The flesh-like substance inside the statue is bacterial cellulose produced by these microorganisms and as the location where the statue is displayed changes, this cellulose layer hosts new flora. The sculpture contains various microorganisms such as mold fungus and acetic acid bacteria and is designed as a transparent body whose relationship with its environment can be observed. Gate 27 is the fourth living space of this sculpture.