Broadcast: EMAP Garden ecosphere
Kat Austen (GB/DE), Marco Barotti (IT), Florent Di Bartolo (FR), Gil Delindro (PT), Anna Dumitriu (GB) & Alex May (GB), Daniel Hengst (DE), Darsha Hewitt (DE), Konrad Korabiewski (DK/IS), Carolin Liebl (DE) and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE), MAEID (AT), Kasia Molga (PL/UK), Joana Moll (ES), Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR), Taavi Suisalu (EE), Stefan Laxness (GB/IS)
>>> The livestream of the programme EMAP Garden: move to… ecosphere in the context of Ars Electronica 2021 can be seen here on 12 September at 8 p. m. <<<
The contributions of the ecosphere shed light on the consequences of the digitalisation of our ecosystem, knowledge generated by a shift in perspective away from humans and towards other life forms, and the opportunities for “peaceful co-existence” and cooperation between species.
They analyse the pollution of the oceans (aqua_forensic by Robertina Šebjanič & Gjino Šutič), rivers (Clams by Marco Barotti) and forests (Stranger to the Trees by Kat Austen); the melting of the glaciers (RHONE by Gil Delindro); the electricity needed to shop online (Hidden Life of an Amazon User by Joana Moll); the sound of power plants (Krafla by Konrad Korabiewski); the maritime fibre optic connections of our communication networks (Waiting for the Light by Taavi Suisalu); and communications between species (The Eye of the Other by MAEID). They even create an artificial, post-human form of life (Archaeabot by Anna Dumitriu (GB) & Alex May). They present Utopian virtual plant worlds (Blooming Love by Daniel Hengst), analyse the possibilities of land reclamation by nature (Learning from the Commons: a Keystone towards a Rewildered Future by Stefan Laxness) or show the artistic value of the recycled waste of our consumer society (High Fidelity Wasteland II: The Proto-Plastic Groove by Darsha Hewitt, Re:Places by Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler). An AI will cause us to shed tears and awaken new life from them (How to Make an Ocean by Kasia Molga).Finally, they leave the planet behind and transport us to the eruptions of the sun in outer space (The 25th Cycle by Florent Di Bartolo).