Born 1983 in Finland
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Finland
Working at the intersection of biology and technology, Finnish artist Jenna Sutela engages with words, sounds and other living media, such as Bacillus subtilis nattō bacteria and the ‘many-headed’ slime mould Physarum polycephalum. She has also collaborated with artificial neural networks. Her audiovisual pieces, sculptures, and performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology. By exploring how people might channel and listen to microscopic life and alternative forms of intelligence, Sutela’s work proposes an interconnected future in which human and non-human beings co-exist and connect on equal terms.