Katja Novitskova, Pattern of Activation (embryogenesis), 2018 (detail). Courtesy of the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Greene Naftali, New York. Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Trawling through the digital sphere’s ‘ocean of signs’, Katja Novitskova (b. 1984, Estonia) creates immersive environments inhabited by a luminous bestiary. She is known for her dramatic, cutout images of animals at play with representations from financial and scientific sources. Her latest installation now displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery in London presents a landscape overcome by a ‘biotic crisis’, where imaging and technology are used in a process of mapping the exploitation of life.

The display brings together elements from Novitskova’s presentation at the Estonian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.