Theodora Eliezer | Soft Decay Pink Oyster

Theodora Eliezer | Soft Decay Pink Oyster

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Soft Decay: Pink Oyster

Vintage soft toy, mushrooms

15.5” X 19.5” High Quality Photograph in Antique Frame

Soft Decay explores the function of fungi as an organic internet and the extended intelligence of the natural world. Inspired by research findings that indicate that fungi is the solution to the current plastic crisis, Soft Decay reclaims decomposition from the realm of the abject, repositioning it as a technology of care and nurturing. Influenced by an anthropomorphic and animist perspective on both man-made and organic entities, Soft Decay represents embracing impermanence and finding beauty and meaning in loss, asserting that the natural world is a benevolent caregiver that will help us rectify our ecological mistakes.

Theodora Eliezer is a New Orleans-based multimedia artist and futurist. Their practice is characterized by interconnected narratives in installation, lens-based media, digital and physical artifacts, and related critical theory. Much of their work explores non-linear time, panpsychism, and feminist considerations of the body, identity, aesthetics, and technoethics. Influenced by Masahiro Mori and Carlo Rovelli, their recent work is concerned with the future rights of sentient machines and the intersection of magic and quantum theory.