Jenna Sutela, Nam-Gut (the microbial breakdown of language), 2017 (excerpt)


Jenna Sutela, Many-Headed Reading, 2017. Photo: Mikko Gaestel

Jenna Sutela: RI JIRI I O WA NU RU DAINICHI T-1000, 2016


Jenna Sutela, Gut-Machine Poetry, 2017. Photo: Mikko Gaestel


Jenna Sutela, Many-Headed Reading, The White Building, London, 2016. Photo: Niklas Nabb

Jenna Sutela works with words, sounds, and other living materials. Her installations and performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology. Based between Berlin and Helsinki, Sutela’s artwork has been presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Serpentine Marathon in London, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Last year, she edited Orgs: From Slime Mold to Silicon Valley and Beyond (Garret Publications 2017), an experimental survey of decentralized organisms and organizations, expanding on her collaboration with Physarum polycephalum, the single-celled yet ‘many-headed’ slime mold.