Jonna Hägg - No Flowers Bloom in the Cloud
No Flowers Bloom in the Cloud
Jonna Hägg (b. 1989 SE)
Mfa graduation exhibition, Malmö Art Academy
Opening 20/4 5—8pm
Gallery KHM2, Mazettihuset, 3rd floor
Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
(the entrance next to inkonst)
The disappearance had been given a name now. Colony Collapse Disorder. It was on
everyone’s lips. I tasted it. The words swirled in my head. There was a rhythm in them,
and the same letters. C’s and O’s and L ́s and S ́s. A little rhyme, Colony Collapse
Disorder. Dilony Collapse Collorder. Ciillono Dollips Cylarder, and something medical
over it, as if it belonged in a room with white coats and monitoring devices, not out in the
meadow. I would never use those words anyway. They are not mine. I would rather say
disappearance, or issue, or if I ́m completely upset about it, and that I am quite often,
I say: That fucking hassle.1
Science and technology work together to put nature out of play and take over its functions,
artificial intelligence and virtual realities that create constructed environments. Between
organism and machine, the organic and the artefact. Technology exists around us all over
the world, it can look like a peripheral part of the ecological system, but it ́s a future where
the ecological system is broken. Technology without nature, is like nature without pollination.
Without pollination, no plants. And I wonder: What are the conditions for life without plants?
At a time where Harvard scientists have created the bee drone, and Walmart, yes that fucking
Walmart, has already patented the bee drone for pollination, I wonder: Is this the future?
1. Maja Lunde, Binas Historia, translate: Lotta Eklund (Stockholm: Natur & Kultur, 2016), 315.
Translated from Swedish to English by Jonna Hägg