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EcoSomatic protocols of Kinship

 

 

The effects of AI development and the climate change of our Anthropocene doings are catching up on us. Yet we are not present in this intertidal moment as futurist Ari Wallach calls it. We are slowly sinking in the sand while on the horizon all seems still.

In order to navigate that moment I go back to my roots, to ancient, embodied technology of our bodies and nature-other being we coexist with. Equipped with that knowledge I critically re frame the current symbiotic multiplicity of diverse relations we are engaged in. I hold a space for connection, communication, listening, collaboration and sensing.

 

EcoSomatic protocols of kinship are my method of critical and collective approach to sensing and thinking about AI, cutting edge tech and its effect on us and our environment. This technologically accelerated time require us to be present and aware in that intertidal moment and hold a space for (un)learning. I form these spaces armed with embodied, speculative and collaborative knowledge so we may observe this crucial moment through different lenses. We collaboratively re-position what technology is and draft out our own technologies of the self.

 

This method is a soma-linguistic choreography of presence where we collectively practice presence and connection with the nature in and around us and engage in data sampling based on practices of embodied and tacit knowledge. EcoSomatic protocols of Kinship are informed by the familiar, (non)human and ancestral approaches to earthly, multispecies well-being that have been recontextualized through contemporary philosophy and art. The method is designed to facilitate (un)learning process and reposition the familiar body movements as an observational tool through which we map and gather experiential samples from our environment so we can draft new technologies with an earthy well being mindset.

Photo by Elvira Kakusi

taken at the Bio art Forum in Novi Sad

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