The installation is an interpretation of a curiosity cabinet. The room is painted blue, and is filled in with an extensive collection of hybrid sculptures. Savinova works with found artifacts of our environment: seemingly familiar objects inter-grow through each other and transmute into new species. The sculptures are a fading remembrance of existing and extinct species, or imagined newcomers, the cyborg-dinosaurs or retooled algae, that archeologists of future might encounter.
”We Swim in One Water” is moved on one hand by the beauty and sublimity of the world and, on the other, a constant anxiety for what awaits us with climate change and mass extinction. The work addresses the intimate connections between organisms, the fragility of ecosystems, and uncertainty for the future. It investigates how everything is intertwined, and how we are always emerging as a part of something greater. What does it mean to live together in a constant exchange of energy and physical matter with human and non-human Others?