Aljoscha is a contemporary Ukrainian artist who is primarily known for his conceptual installations and sculptures based on the ideas of bioism, bio-futurism and bio-ethical abolitionism. He believes in a future where artists, like biologists, will work with living substances, creating new forms of life and ethics. His art is a symbiosis of fine art and science. In his own words, his interests are not in the existing connections between our current scientific knowledge and the surrounding visual culture, but in what future possibilities and options they can bring — bio-futurism.
"Bioism meets lovely unicorns"
Aljoscha New York, USA. February 27, 2020
“Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of 153 large fish, but even with so many the net was not torn”.
The „Miraculous Draught“ leads us to think about wonders as such, about our relationship to regular happiness and unexpected delight, eudaimonia and euphoria, pleasure and jubilation, joy and elation, which for us, human beings, are biologically and socially extremely conditioned.
People, as super-social organisms, seem to be condemned to eternal dissatisfaction and searching. Humans are driven to action, no matter how absurd and nonsensical their routine and patterns may be.
In contrast to it our new experiences and insights into the unknown and accidental just temporarily quench this perpetual thirst, shortly allowing us to see clearly hidden contexts and illuminate our minds in pink. In this sense, you may perceive this large scale site-specific installation as a revelation of possible future joy and nameless beauty, as a manifestation of bioethical abolitionism.
Paradise engineering is a main vision and an epiphany of new bioethics, which are an integral part of the seemingly unsubstantial installation hanging under the nave of St. John the Divine. The visionary process of creation appears to us as something real, but almost herculean and beyond any nature, as an adventurous development of our mind and imagination, which allow us to be predisposed in the supreme state of well-being, to be shortly enchanted.