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SURIELEJIF, 2011 - 2012
Print mounted on pvc
36 x 52 cm, framed 50 x 60 cm
14.2 x 20.5 inches, framed 19.7 x 23.6 inches


SURIELEJIF, belonging to the family of AGRIELEJIF, is a proliferating tissue that seems to stretch out of the frame. This complex 2D-print is the result of an artistic research on the human organic tissue, as represented in medical manuals.SURIELEJIF shows the world beneath the skin: organs, muscles, nerves,… By re-organising these human building blocks, a strange creature without inside or outside comes into being: a cyborg figure who preserves the mean between the organic and the machine. Because this organic shape doesn't have a skeleton or fixed structure, it seems floating in the realm of the virtual. With its symmetric configuration, SURIELEJIF reminds us of patterns in nature. Underlying Ervinck's work on the human tissue is a preoccupation with the growing mechanisation of the human body. Not only does technology infiltrate the body, it also aims at using human tissue as a technological material. Using 3D models from CAT-scans, one can for instance make real replica's of human bones. Bioprinting as well enables us to print human organs. This way, the body achieves market value and becomes a consumer good.

2016   GNI-RI apr2016, Oude Kerk - Vichte, BE
GNI-RI mar2016, Musée Paul Valéry - Sète, FR
2015   GNI-RI sep2015, CBK - Emmen, NL
2013   Wit op de berg, Galerie wit - Wageningen, NL
L'origine de l'oeuvre, l'Hospice de Saint-Gilles - Namur, BE
2012   GNI-RI jun2012, Highlight - San Francisco, USA
GNI-RI jun2012, Kasteel Beauvoorde - Beauvoorde, BE