"I wanted to produce a vision of the future. Here I was inspired ofthe sci-fi book series “Liliths Brood” by Ocativa Butler. I wasimagining ficitve beeings arriving to the already destroyed earth torefertilite it with their bodies. My method is a lot aboutfinding poetic and symbolic images to dense topics and then sewingthem together.I was thinking about translating keywords liketogetherness, spreading (counter-)knowledges, relating and connectinginto legible images." With her new series Utikal is moving out of herown inner self to connect with other issues that occupy her, such asthe planet, collective responsibilities and fantastic futures.
Sophie UtikalCoexisting (Relate), 2018Textile Painting / Textilbild3 m x 1,5 mCourtesy of the artist
Sophie UtikalCoexisting (Connect), 2018Textile Painting / Textilbild3 m x 1,5 mCourtesy of the artist Sophie UtikalCoexisting (Join), 2018Textile Painting / Textilbild3,7 m x 1,5 mCourtesy of the artistSophie UtikalCoexisting (Multiply), 2018Textile Painting / Textilbild2,5m x 1,5 mCourtesy of the artist