Timur Si-Qin | Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy

Season 12, Episode 7,  Feb 04, 2021, 12:21 PM

A new artist-led podcast from Timur Si-Qin exploring how our health is intimately tied to the health of the natural world, as part of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy.

Drawing from religious history, contrasting western and Indigenous cultural relationships with nature, and the desired shift towards a spirituality of symbiosis, artist Timur Si-Qin unpacks the ideas at the centre of his upcoming essay Heaven Is Sick as well as New Peace - Si-Qin’s artwork, brand and ‘protocol’ developed in the wake of climate change.

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is a dynamic programme of new commissions, films, workshops, and conversations considering both our individual health and collective wellbeing by exploring societal and ecological issues that affect both people and planet.   

About the artist 
Artist Timur Si-Qin’s interests in contemporary philosophy, the evolution of culture, and the dynamics of cognition take form in branded ecosystems and installations of 3D printed sculptures, light-boxes, and VR. 
Si-Qin’s works seek to think beyond the anthropocentric dualisms at the centre of western consciousness. Si-Qin’s long term project is the proposal of a new secular faith in the face of climate change called New Peace. Drawing from disparate disciplines like the Anthropology of Religion, Marketing Psychology, and Object Oriented Ontology, Si-Qin understands spiritualities as cultural softwares capable of deep behavioral and political intervention. New Peace is thus a new protocol for the necessary renegotiation of our conceptual and spiritual relationship with the non-human. New Peace is an artwork, a brand, a sect, and self propagating memetic machine. 

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is kindly supported by the Adonyeva Foundation.

Music featured:
Oliver Barrett - Solo Cello (Live at Cafe OTO) 
Anthony Pateras & Vilerio Tricoli - Solo (Revox)
A Paranoid Android - Walking Blind in New York
Mystified - Mystic Steam
KM Krebs - Etorpasle
Eli Keszler - Solo - Live at Cafe OTO (Sat 25 May 2013)