Archive 2013-2023

Nails for the Hammering of Vetch

Micah Schippa
June 19-July 10, 2020

The average weight of the human heart is .66 pounds, or 301 grams. The average weight of the human brain is 3 pounds, or 1360 grams.

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops”
—Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist

that all material phenomena have agency, that there exists no hard and fast distinction between the spiritual and physical (or material) world and that soul or spirit or sentience exists not only in humans, but also in other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers or other entities of the natural environment: water sprites, vegetation deities, tree sprites, … the substrates of consciousness themselves hold the very same.

This presentation at Pina happens concurrently with an exhibition at Obst in Chicago, US of the same name.


Photography: Sophie Pölzl