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Romeo GOMEZ LOPEZ
KRAKKEN
2022
Silicone, metal and tempered glass (Silicón, metal y vidrio templado)
120 x 60 x 12 cm
47 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 4 3/4 inch
$7,000.00
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Did the kraken exist? There are no possible fossils because the squid’s body is soft and alkaline. That’s why this is Krakken, with a double K, referring to the Nikken filter, the petrosexoracial* society’s promise of alkaline water to neutralize the body’s acidity levels, within reach, yet another myth. The closest thing to evidence of the Kraken’s existence is a strange scene at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada. Mark McMenamin, a scientist, claims that in 2011 he found the proof. A cavern with marks from the suction cups of a giant mollusk. Additionally, a group of reptile bones arranged in a way that resembles the pattern of said sucker discs. The story told by these remains is that of a giant kraken that, after having eliminated enormous swimming predator reptiles, decides to make a self-portrait with its bones: the oldest known self-portrait.

*"petro-sexo-racial" in reference to "petro-sexo-racial capitalism” (ecosystem destruction, sexual and racial violence, fossil fuel consumption and industrial carnivorism) mentioned by Paul B. Preciado, in Dysphoria mundi (Editions Grasset, 2022).

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