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Sculpture (MA)

Margo Trushina

Bio

Margo Trushina was born in Moscow in 1981, and now lives and works in London. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts and an BA in Journalism from Moscow State University and has just graduated with an MA in Sculpture from The Royal College of Art .

Her work was presented at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Museo D’Arte Contemporanea (Turin), 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, IK LAB Gallery (Tulum, Mexico) and many others. She is a finalist of the Broomhill National Sculpture Award, UK, 2016 and a Winner of the Ruinart Art Patronat Grant from Cosmoscow Foundation, Russia, 2020. 


Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Sculpture (MA)

In her work, Margo Trushina explores the intersection of bioart and new feminist materialist ethics. Her living sculptures and environments reflect upon recent discoveries in neuroscience, biotechnology and ecology through the lens of personal bodily experiences.

In tune with speculative ethics of care, Trushina pursues direct interspecies relationships as her way to address current environmental challenges;- rising sea-levels , species extinction, outbreaks of zoonotic diseases and pathologic gene mutations. The artist offers a subjective material vision of these problems by creating fragile environments by tying together substances that come from different natures ;- such as steel and neon with corals and breast milk. Her fictional environments and sculptures reflect habitats and bodies affected by climate change that are still breathing, therefore calling for an ethical response.

Engaging with the diversity of agents entangled and intertwined with each other and their surroundings, she makes visible a variety of transcorporeal imprints in the bodies of others — humans and other animals, plants, water, light, soil, stones and fossils. To this purpose, she creates situations of intensive proximity to the other, allowing viewers to experience the transformative potential of actual and imagined touch (haptic visuality). In the artist’s view, such interactions actualise our almost neglected communication trajectories and promise to inspire new forms of perception, similar to what Laura U. Marks calls empathic nonunderstanding.


Living Space, detail — Water, plants, silicone, sound
Living Space, detail — Water, plants, corals, silicone, metal, light, sound
Living Space, detail — Glass, water, seaweed, wires, sound
Living Space, detail — Stainless steel, tomato plant 60x45cm
Living Space, detail — Plants, wires, neon, sound dimensions variable
Living Space, detail — Glass, water, plants, wires, neon, sound dimensions variable
Living Space, detail — Glass, water, seaweed, wires, sound dimensions variable
Living Space, — Touch me, device by Playtronica Lab
Living Space, detail — Glass, water, steam, seaweed, wires, sound, light dimensions variable
Living Space, detail — Glass, water, steam, seaweed, wires, sound dimensions variable
Living Space, installation view — Living Installation. Mixed-media (metal, water, light, plants, sound), 2020 4m x 6m x 3,5 m
Living Space | Installation and performance documentation — Living Installation. Mixed-media (metal, water, light, plants, sound), 2020 4m x 6m x 3,5 m
Living Space



Transplants — Still image from a video
Transplants — Still image from a video
Transplants — Still image from a video
Transplants — Still image from a video
Transplants — Still image from a video
TRANSPLANTS — HD video, 9m 58sec
TRANSPLANTS

Medium:

HD video

Size:

9m 58sec
Milk in My Tears — Frozen breast milk, glacier water, wires dimensions variable
How We Live in Each Other — Body cast, fabric, soil, plant 45 x 60 x180 c
Until We Fade — Time-based installation. Metal, water, ice, neon 240x200x60cm
Until We Fade, detail — Metal, water, ice, neon
Until We Fade, detail — Time-based installation. Metal, water, ice, neon
Milk in My Tears — Frozen breast milk, glacier water, wires dimensions variable
Eclipse — HD video, carpet, ceramic. Installation view
Eclipse — HD video, 9 m 40 s
Corporeal Minerology — Corals, neon 30 x 25 cm
OXYTOCIN

Medium:

Mixed-media
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel.
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — 3D -printed sea urchin shell, dried flowers, barbells, acrylic 40x40 cm
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — Glass, silicone, algae, water 35x20 cm
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel 267x120x140cm
MY SECOND BODY: Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel
Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 — Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, latex, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel.
Exercise of Entangled Empathy 2021 — Detail — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, barbells, tree branch, latex, pulley system, powder coated stainless steel.
Exercise of Entangled Empathy, 2021 Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, bell bar, pulley system, latex, tree branch, powder coated stainless steel. 267x140x180cm — Glass, water, algae, plants, soil, fossil rock, bell bar, pulley system, latex, tree branch, powder coated stainless steel. 267x140x180cm
[untitled], 2021 — Moss, plaster, plant-based pigment, yoga mat hanger 120 x 60 x 2cm
[untitled], 2021 — Moss, plaster, plant-based pigment, yoga mat hanger 120x60x2cm
[untitled], 2020 — Stainless steel, faux fur, meet hook 180x85x60cm
[untitled], 2020 — Stainless steel, faux fur, meet hook 180x85x60cm
Ciara, 2020 — Stone, stainless steel, branch, body cast, 150 x 40 x 30cm
Corals of Your Lungs, 2021 — Corals, thread, metal bracket 89 x 45 x 30 cm
Corals of Your Lungs, 2021
Corals of Your Lungs, 2021
The Second Body, 2021 — Still image from HD video Neural graphics | generated by V.Epstein's text-to image software 11 m 36 s
The Second Body, 2021 — HD video Neural graphics | generated by V.Epstein's text-to image software based on CLIP-model 11 m 36 s
MY SECOND BODY | Exercise of Entangled Empathy


Medium:

Mixed-media, 2021

Size:

Dimensions variable