Anicka Yi’s Fermentation Dome is Like a Synthetic Gut: in Constant Motion

Le Pain Symbiotique is like a synthetic gut: in constant motion, it ferments in the literal and allegorical sense. Maybe that’s why the structure is off-limits: to avoid the release of intestinal gases.”
– Curator and critic Régine Debatty, parsing Anicka Yi’s inflatable PVC dome currently installed at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, as part of Yi’s solo show “Metaspore.” The 2014 piece harbours an eco-system of bread dough, ochre pigment, and resin sculptures, highlighting the critical ”work performed by invisible bacteria and yeasts.”
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