Tuumori is a wearable textile sculpture made from used cuddly toys. It is like a soft organ, formed from pink, soft and fleshy lumps – an appendage of social media that has grown on to us. It beeps franticly with notification sounds from Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc. and occasionally reads random comments from Facebook. While wearing it it’s next to impossible to focus on anything else.

Tuumori plays with the idea of the next possible evolutionary step: Since we have embraced increasingly pervasive computer-mediated communication, does it eventually start to grow on us permanently? Do we adapt to better cope with the growing need of being available, present and presentable? Does the brain alter itself in order to better withstand a barrage of notification beeps, clicks and tweets?

Tuumori (2019) wearable object
recycled materials, loudspeakers
dimensions: w. 60cm, l.50cm, h.70cm

live performance (2019) approx 20min

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2019