Pakui Hardware - Kauno Bienalė

Pakui Hardware

Lithuania

Skewed Taxonomy, 2021

Glass, wasp nests, stainless steel, resin, textiles, LED lamps, latex rubber, paraffin wax, sand, chia seeds, soil and silicone

Commissioned for the Kaunas Biennial, 2021

Skewed Taxonomy is a new installation conceived specifically for and inspired by the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum. Here, the artists, who are known for their questioning of how technology shapes our current and future realities, introduce fiction in an institution whose role it is to assist us in understanding the natural world. Pakui Hardware’s sculptures of imagined hybrid creatures composed of found natural and man-made materials, are provocatively integrated among the museum’s regular displays. The specimens’ bodies

are made of wasp nests, stainless steel skeletons, glass body parts and textiles. Through their works, the artists invite viewers to speculate what crossbred forms of life can be born from the increasing merging of human activities and the constant evolution of the natural world.