Stasis is the point where a force comes to a static zero point. Also referred to as stable. Within the installation we see plant-like structures, they hang in speakers that do not seem to move. Every now and then a "plant" moves and then returns to a stable state. suggesting a form of tension build up.
Esser examines the behavior of objects through manipulation with electronic systems. With Stasis, Esser uses audio equipment to animate dead materials. This allows us to see plants appear are more alive than real plants, creating a kind of hyper-nature. The synthetic object seems more alive than a natural biological plant.
Reverberation shows a relation between different worlds; the world of sound, the world of analog electronics and the world of object and form. Reverberation creates a subtle interplay between these worlds.
“Mono Culture” reflects on what is natural and what is not. In this work Jochem contemplates; what qualifies to be alive? If a plant is dependent on technological systems to live in an environment, does this mean these systems are part of the organism itself? Does life have to be biological? Can a synthetic autonomous system be alive as well?