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(c) Marc Schuran, 2018. Photography: Rafael Lippuner

Capsule

Consider the following scenario:
 
There could be an institution in the future, similar to insurance companies, that deals with the storage of our DNA. Not only is the conservation of our body the goal, but so is the complete rebuilding of ourselves. What if we were to be restored in 200 years from our DNA? It is therefore not a life insurance we are talking about. Rather it is a kind of reincarnation insurance.
 
Let’s put aside all the organizational aspects. The financial position of our future self is of secondary importance. Considerations regarding accommodation, career opportunities and other such things also do not matter. All these aspects are covered by our insurance.
 
More importantly is the question of what this institution needs to consider when it comes to a possible restoration. Is our body alone ever enough to define ourselves?
 
Every person goes through various phases during his life, in which he modifies, adapts or redefines his body. In addition, we make voluntary or involuntary changes to ourselves. This can be done through simple reversible representations of our selves. What kind of shoes do we wear? What clothes can we identify with? Or even simpler, how do we wear our hair?
 
These objects are important aspects when it comes to our self-definition. However, we experience much deeper events throughout our lives; unwanted surgeries, accidents or illnesses are also part of this, as are wanted modifications, such as tattoos, plastic surgery or similar interventions.
 
During a reconstruction, these modifications would have to be applied again.
 
The storage medium ‘Capsule’ collects these events. Just as in a backup file, the various stages of life are conserved and safely stored for later reconstruction. Have we already experienced the right time for this, or are we still waiting for it?
 
Which one of these tubes contains the right body for your reconstruction?
 
Photos: Instagram @ hanschflansch

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May 29, 2018, 18:00h
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