Artistic duo Pakui Hardware, comprised of Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, has been tracing how Capital travels through bodies and materials. By combining natural and man made materials, sterile and organic forms, the artists merged design, biology and art history into hybrid and curious creatures immersed in their autonomous environments.
This reunification of space, time, and consciousness is to be overcome through practice, not theory. On the spatial axis, this means doing away with the idea of nature-as-distinct from humans. If there’s no “nature,” then there’s only nature-as-produced-by-humans. That being the case, humans should not feel nostalgic or sentimental towards nature. Nature should be guided and controlled by humans in the service of kinship.
Not only does Fedorov want to collapse the distinction between humans and nature, he wants to collapse the distinctions between the past, the present, and the future in a great project of temporal engineering. This temporal engineering is related to the second of the great Fedorovian projects, which is of course the resurrection of the dead.