The world of science, technology and nature are the trinity of subjects that influence the theme of my work. The Cyber Flora series is an exploration of nature, genetic modification and our possible future. In my constructions, I reference familiar elements such as petals, stalks and stems. Although they are recognisable, they have been altered in subtle and outrageous ways. Like many esteemed members of the human race, I tinker with the architecture of nature to satisfy my needs. The materials and ideas I use, allow me to translate the lines I make on paper into three-dimensional physical drawings in space. The sculptures are formed of coloured lines that are made more of nothing than something. The realised pieces are like ghosts, echoes of life from an alternate dimension or time-line. They have begun to half-exist and inhabit our world.
Wire sculpture and multimedia work including mild steel wire, steel, brass, silver solder, paint lacquer.
Theo Kaccoufa's work explores visions of the future and questions the possible outcomes of genetic manipulation. Appearing like ghosts of the natural world, his three-dimensional wire drawings of flowers are born out of the desire for constant improvement, the search for that which is bigger, better and longer lasting.
Excerpt from Real Ideal exhibition catalogue
00' Nature, Contemporary Art Projects, 2008 . This piece was commissioned and installed in the facade of the gallery during the 00' Nature exhibition.