IF-THEN-ELSE. Welcome to transciency II, 2016

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The multipartite installation is a (pre-) construction of the research laboratory of Else Sibil Somone - a transcientist who only exists in the future.

In Else's laboratory one can find appartuses designed to investigate the present, space, matter and energy. The laboratory also provides room for exploring transrational phenomena, and performing ecologically relevant experiments.

One of Else's projects for instance, involves the mealworm beetle (Tenebrio molitor) and its larvae, which can survive feeding mainly on polystyrene. The sound of their activity is audible at several locations of the installation via  polystyrene loud-speakers.

On a blackboard one can find  a sketch of the transmap showing distinct regions of the transciency landscape. Those regions are described in a  supplement (Handbook of Transciency)  presented in  a card index box.