A Collaboration with Susan Kooi
Then thinking of the sweet good I leave,
of the long road, and of my brief life,
I halt my steps, dismayed and pale,
and lower my eyes weeping to the ground.
- Petrarch, 1304-1374
LUCA is the most recent common ancestor of all current life on Earth, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, LUCA is not thought to be the first living organism on Earth, but only one of many early organisms, whereas the others became extinct.
But who is LUCA really? LUCA is a character inhabiting the exhibition space, where one can experience LUCA’s perspective - LUCA likes it low. LUCA loves pipes and living in a high tech world, but is also into moisture and things which posses a strong tactile presence- showing deep care for all that is in the room.