approx 300x200x100cm, 2021-2022
Almost 300 casts of sugar beet roots, made from a sanitary ceramic mass glazed with sugar beet leaf ash, are randomly arranged in a pile. If these non-productive production bodies represent the ideal image of a muscular fruiting body without a mouth, limbs, organs, posture, or expression, then the ashes in this ceramic installation play the role of a witness.
Just as excess ingested sugar can be detected in human body in the form of reserve fat, the brown color of the ashes also reveals the presence of copper, earth, and other chemical elements and substances that the sugar beet came into contact with during their lifetime through conventional agriculture.
This ceramic installation addresses the relationship between humans and nature, particularly in terms of food production and consumption.