Thursday, April 20, 2017

Film of 'mycophone_unison' from Saša Spača, Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik

Mycophone_unison from Saša Spačal on Vimeo.

Mycophone_unison formed part of our first exhibition from the Nonhuman Subjectivities series: The Other Selves. On the Phenomenon of the Microbiome. Created by Saša Spačal together with Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik who explore here the contrast between the oneness of the human body as biological entity and the multiplicity of the human microbiome. In Mycophone_unison the artist-scientist-designer collective has developed a sound map of intra-action between their microbiomes and the recipient. By leaving a fingerprint the viewer sends a signal to the map that processes it through the central 'celestial plate' to the microbiomes. The polymodal sonification stresses the multiplicities of the makers.

The three petri dishes on the 'celestial plate' are cultured with samples from the work's three creators. These cultures, in their multiplicity and complexity, defy any monolithic or unitary definition of being. But in their ever-changing resistance to an electrical current, these cultures microbiomes create, together, a unison of tone with the participatory aid of visitors.

The film is a KIBLA Multimedia Centre Production, produced by Lidija P. Awais with video footage by Miha Erman and edited by Valerie Wolf Gang.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Video Documentation of Under-Mine

This wonderful video (by Keren Cherry) shows our last exhibition Under-Mine by Alinta Krauth, part of our ongoing series Nonhuman Subjectivities.

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