Through the liquid, which also moves, 2013 - 2014

Through the liquid, which also moves, 

(your immortality is the end of democracy), 2013-2015


Portable TV; video; colour; no sound

16,2 x 19,4 x 20,7 cm

45’’; loop; 25 fps; 720 x 576

ED 1 + 1AP

João Biscainho, Trough the liquid wich also moves (your immortality is the end of democracy) 2014-2015

“The artist’s work Through the liquid, which also moves, (your immortality is the end of democracy), 2013-2015, shows a short video loop on a portable vintage television monitor chronicling the life phases of a ‘Medusoid’ or artificial jellyfish. The footage, edited from the internet, shows the creature’s development in a mold, its transfer from the receptacle, to moving freely in water. Some of the species are considered biologically immortal, being able to regenerate indefinitely. In fact, the new hybrid was created at Caltech’s Biological Propulsion Lab in California from cells of the heart of a rat. When electric current activates the water, the artificial clone mirrors the movement patterns of a natural jellyfish in its habitat.”



Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley

in “The Missing Subject”, Future Nothingness,

Mulberry Tree Press, January 2017




João Biscainho, Trough the liquid wich also moves (your immortality is the end of democracy) 2013-2015. Animation GIF with 12 video stills.
João Biscainho, Trough the liquid wich also moves (your immortality is the end of democracy) 2014-2015
João Biscainho, Trough the liquid wich also moves (your immortality is the end of democracy) 2013-2015


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