NEW Toad Summoning, Group Show, Switzerland, 24.05.2018

Soil Regression, Mount Florida Studios, 08.12.2017





leviathan supersystem ---- description

leviathan is : a sea monster represented as an adversary in various scriptural accounts; 1. its source is in pre-biblical mesopotamian myth; a large sea animal : 2. america's first transatlantic superliner : 3. a political state; a totalitarian state having a vast bureaucracy 4 : something large or formidable 5 : the title of principal work of thomas hobbes 1651

leviathan is a Siphonophore. all of its zooids are descendant from a single fertilized egg. the egg develops into the protozoid, a polyp that gives rise through budding to all the other zooids of the colony. the entire colony has to be considered as an ecological individual. Same has to be said for its animal behaviour. as a siphonophore instincts for survival is one. every zooid has their own evolutionary process. the structure of the individuals composing the colony has its own co-evolutionary process. co-evolution helps every individual to develop new personal attributes that will serve the colony structure.

leviathan is turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish. biologically immortal jellyfish found in the mediterranean sea and in the waters of japan. it is one of the few known cases of animals capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary individual.

Future Heritage, 57 Maxwell Road, Glasgow, 18.05.2017
















Pylons, 5 Norkfolk St., Glasgow, 16.11.2016



David Excoffier
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selected archives

Transitional Object, Swiss Design Awards, Art Basel, 04.06.2015

Vaudeville, 2013

Plant/Culture, Magazine, 60 pages

Skyview, La Minoterie, Bienne, Switzerland