Alambari. With the leaves decomposing and the building in disrepair, the work alludes to different forms of decay, materiality and reproductive cycles. Carrying fallen leaves from a living ecosystem into a human housing, that is, a temporary exhibtion space, the work likewise negotiates the relationship of outdoors and indoors. Like a ritual, bedding down the foliage translates as an act of care and creates a link between the shape of leaves to the physionomy human bodies as well as the material cultures they inhabit.
The text Reading Among Messy Symbionts arises out an extended period of reading, excursions during the three weeks residency period, conversations with fellow participants and the Berlin-based artist Anaïs Senli. 1
- Lynn Margulis: Kefir and Death, in: Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan: Slanted Truths, 1997, p.84.
- Etel Adnan: Journey to Mount Tamalpaïs, 1986, p.11.