Item for a Resurrection
by Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger
There are rays everywhere (rayonism!), protect your THYROID – SCARFS.
Covering the cut-off point between your neck and your head.
Heal yourself with LED light at 700 nm frequency.
Geometric shapes as transcendental.
Net, but don’t net too much. elevate yourself and see, see what the shower room can do.
Item for a Resurrection is a series of scarfs commissioned for this launch by changing room.
The starting point for this wearable edition by Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger is her interest in Cosmism. A philosophical and cultural movement that arose in the beginning of the 20th century in Russia and can be seen as the precursor of thoughts on transhumanism and immortalism.
Important figures of Cosmism, among others, are Nikolai Fyodorov, Vladimir Vernadsky and Vasily Kuprevich. In The Common Task, Fyodorov writes that only when every person has been resurrected we will reach social equality.
“…no solution to any social, economic, political, or philosophical problems will prove adequate until we have solved the problem of death. But if a solution to the problem of death can be found, then solutions to any and all other problems will follow.”
Resurrection is not attained by any supernatural action, but only by collective human will, knowledge, and labor.
can take up to 8000 years.
Vasily Kuprevich’s investigation in nature proved that there is no permanently fixed human lifespan in nature, no prohibition against extreme longevity, no reason why we cannot live as long as the universe itself.
Item for a Resurrection will be available to those in need.
Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger (DK-RUS), 1990, is a multi-disciplinary artist based in London currently undertaking her MFA at Goldsmiths University. Recent showcasing of work include screenings at Whitechapel Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary and CCA Glasgow, and a project at Jupiter Woods. Her work explores notions of power structures, the space of the in-between and ecology of time, digitality and nature.