Agency of living organisms: Archive and exhibition design, 2016

Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, comissioned by Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture.

Designed in collaboration with Sophie Dyer and internetfriendsforever

Agencyoflivingorganisms.com is the virtual counterpart to the exhibition, Agency of Living Organisms. The website is a map and guide to different notions of ecology that has emerged out of contemporary artistic practice. Ecology, or more precisely ecological thinking, is an unfolding of interdisciplinary practices, driven by an urgent need to rethink value systems that no longer feel adequate. Bringing together audio, visual and text-based research from participating artists and scientists, the shadowy relations between works become apparent. Upon landing on the website, we are submerged in a disorientating constellation of partially hidden worlds. Micro and macro blur. The silvery mists that obscure our view render familiar shapes alien. We begin to question who and what we habitually recognise as human or animal, organic or mineral, artificial or natural. In other words, the website is its own dark ecology. ✺


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