SOY DREAMS questions the dreams and desires of the non-human actors „fish“, „soy sauce“ in the techno-capitalocene.
Soy sauce was consumed in huge quantities during the Covid pandemic. The small fish shaped vials in which the sauce is often delivered by courier services became the starting point for the installation. Oversized soy fish vials were cast in silicone and epoxy, together with neon-coloured textiles, cables, mosses and data carriers. They resemble plastiglomerates and deep-sea marine animals capable of bioluminescence that live in symbiosis with glow-in-the dark bacteria. Empty plastic pond bowls with sediment lines and natural sand build the landscape where the fish „live“, at irregular intervals a dark viscous liquid (Soy sauce? Oil?) drips from plastic bags.
Screens scatterd on the sand make the dreams of the soy fish visible. They show 3D renderings and video footage of fish meat and innards. In the digital sphere, the fish dream of being natural fish, of a materiality they never had.
Maybe the whole landscape is a dream.