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  • epidermic hyperplasia

    epidermic hyperplasia
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    john BECKER and sofia KRIMIZI: grown from a tissue culture extracted from the occupant, the architecture mimics the natural processes that generate the human envelope. epidermic hyperplasia is a semi-living structure consisting of human tissue cells and a pga scaffolding that provides the structure for the epidermis. the pga scaffolding is a biodegradable plastic that provides the necessary nutrients to grow the flesh; the scaffolding is consumed by the tissue as it grows eventually causing the demise of the entire system.

    the dermas is the body’s defense against the elements, and epidermic hyperplasia is an extension of the human organ, removing the distinction between the occupant and the architecture. the pga scaffolding is continuously printed allowing for the structure to progress as a labyrinth causing the apex (or point where the structure begins to die) to advance as a semi-living machine in a perpetual state of birth, growth, and death.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    jB + sK: francois roche, marc fornes, biomedical tissue engineering

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    jB + sK: existenz by david cronenberg, do androids dream of electric sheep? by phillip k. dick, h. r. giger

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    jB + sK: marcos cruz, lebbeus woods, tobias klein, neil spiller, r&sie, marc fornes

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