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Xavier Mary + ssaliva, Daisyworld of Mordor Land (2017). Installation view. Photo credit Ludovic Beillard. Courtesy the artists + Komplot, Brussels.

A semblance of hope in the functioning chaos of Xavier Mary + ssaliva’s Daisyworld of Mordor Land at Komplot

, 22 March 2017

Xavier Mary + ssaliva (aka François Boulanger)’s Daisyworld of Mordor Land exhibition at Brussels’ Komplot opened on February 12 and ran to March 13, 2017.

Xavier Mary + ssaliva, Daisyworld of Mordor Land (2017). Installation view. Photo credit Ludovic Beillard. Courtesy the artists + Komplot, Brussels.
Both artists, who work with sound and sculpture, brought together an installation that explored planetary balance that is both functional and delicate in energy, building on their ongoing collaboration that included Mary contributing art work to Boulanger’s 2016 limited-edition Société release, 4s4.  
 
The show includes a text by Benjamin Munix, which illustrates the Gaia hypothesis that “what once appears to be chaos, might actually be natural changes making the planet functional on a delicate balance” through an illustration of ‘daisyworld’; a place where white daisies and black daisies support each other in continual death and re-birth cycle. 
 
Included in the writing is a statement about both practices that explore chaotic nature and magical realism, leading us to look at the last bits of hope “in the belief that we live in a functioning chaos, where anything that fades away is for a new thing to blossom.”**

Brussels Gallery Weekend, Sep 8 – Sep 11

7 September 2016

Xavier Mary + ssaliva (aka François Boulanger)’s Daisyworld of Mordor Land exhibition at Brussels’ Komplot opened on February 12 and ran to March 13, 2017.

Xavier Mary + ssaliva, Daisyworld of Mordor Land (2017). Installation view. Photo credit Ludovic Beillard. Courtesy the artists + Komplot, Brussels.
Both artists, who work with sound and sculpture, brought together an installation that explored planetary balance that is both functional and delicate in energy, building on their ongoing collaboration that included Mary contributing art work to Boulanger’s 2016 limited-edition Société release, 4s4.  
 
The show includes a text by Benjamin Munix, which illustrates the Gaia hypothesis that “what once appears to be chaos, might actually be natural changes making the planet functional on a delicate balance” through an illustration of ‘daisyworld’; a place where white daisies and black daisies support each other in continual death and re-birth cycle. 
 
Included in the writing is a statement about both practices that explore chaotic nature and magical realism, leading us to look at the last bits of hope “in the belief that we live in a functioning chaos, where anything that fades away is for a new thing to blossom.”**

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5EVER Summer @ Komplot, Sep 3 – Oct 15

5 September 2016

Xavier Mary + ssaliva (aka François Boulanger)’s Daisyworld of Mordor Land exhibition at Brussels’ Komplot opened on February 12 and ran to March 13, 2017.

Xavier Mary + ssaliva, Daisyworld of Mordor Land (2017). Installation view. Photo credit Ludovic Beillard. Courtesy the artists + Komplot, Brussels.
Both artists, who work with sound and sculpture, brought together an installation that explored planetary balance that is both functional and delicate in energy, building on their ongoing collaboration that included Mary contributing art work to Boulanger’s 2016 limited-edition Société release, 4s4.  
 
The show includes a text by Benjamin Munix, which illustrates the Gaia hypothesis that “what once appears to be chaos, might actually be natural changes making the planet functional on a delicate balance” through an illustration of ‘daisyworld’; a place where white daisies and black daisies support each other in continual death and re-birth cycle. 
 
Included in the writing is a statement about both practices that explore chaotic nature and magical realism, leading us to look at the last bits of hope “in the belief that we live in a functioning chaos, where anything that fades away is for a new thing to blossom.”**

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