¬ Roseline Rannoch
The zombie is considered an undead creature that feeds on the flesh of living humans and transforms them into its own kind. The ambivalent nature of the relationship between death and new (perverted) life, connects them to us…
So we’re gradually turning into zombies. I view this zombification as a kind of becoming human. We are virtually transforming ourselves (back) into ourselves. We finally stand by our hunger and our FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Our externally driven hunger is an expression of our freedom. No more fear of misrepresentation! We represent ourselves and only ourselves as a consuming, melancholic mass. For me, it is a time of sadness and farewell to the myth of a fair vampirism and a modernism that has long nourished me, but also deceived and excluded many others. It is good that this old “New World,” with its monopolies of violence, is disappearing. Do you also believe, like most people, that in twenty years the world will be much worse off, but you will personally be doing much better? How much violence will we use in the future to secure our personal “happiness?” It will also be about that.
Roseline Rannoch studied Latin American Literature and Philosophy at FU Berlin before graduating in Fine Arts and Media Theory from Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Her multidisciplinary practice manifests itself primarily in sculpture but also in complex spatiotemporal works that can be explored through various digital and analogue media. An important focus of her work is the immaterial sphere of thought and language. Rannoch points to the enigmatic, poetic richness of things seemingly so familiar to us. The formal economy of her work, the provisional, ephemeral character is immediately palpable and yet fundamental questions and themes lie behind it.