The London based collective Troika, founded in 2003 by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer, and Sebastien Noel, deals with the manifold connections between humans, nature, and technology.
In their solo exhibition specially conceived for the MAK, the artists focus on the multi-layered forms of non-human intelligence in an immersive spatial installation. While in the digital animation Terminal Beach a fur-covered robotic arm fells the last tree on Earth, 3D printed sculptures made from digital twins of various museum objects expand the scenography into the physical space, populating a flooded landscape as enigmatic creatures. The exhibition not only raises questions about the possible (mal)adaptation of living creatures to climate change, but also about the digital afterlife of human myths, culture, and history.
Curator: Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection