The Origin of Creatures

Floris Kaayk

Curator: Tom Van Vliet | Session: The Universe of Floris Kaayk

A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail. The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

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Local:MNAC
Date/Time: August 30, at 10:00 pm
Author: Floris Kaayk
Curator: Tom Van Vliet
Year: 2010
Duration: 12’05’’

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