Eduardo Ruiz, Polítiques de mobilitat - Delta del Llobregat, 2021-2022 (Photo: Pernis apivorus, Airbus A320, d'Eio Ramon. Mirador de Cal Francès, Viladecans, 2016)
Multispecies Imaginaries: The Art of Living in a Contingent, Uncertain World
Multispecies Imaginaries invites us to consider a notion of community that goes beyond the human. Artists delve into the complex worlds of microorganisms, plants, animals, fungi and technopets and they bring light to the fact that we do not live cut off from our surroundings, but rather maintain a constitutive relationality and consequential involvement with the wider world. Their situated methods of knowing and becoming with other beings help us to understand how dense ecologies made of fleshy, fluid, genetic materials, spores and microchips are produced. They offer us stories that shape experiential worlds traversed by issues of class, gender and race, and they invite us to develop different modalities of trans-species hospitality and care.
Angela Melitopoulos, Eduardo Ruiz, Tue Greenfort, Vicky Benítez, Pluriversal Radio, Jaume Simon Contra, Mary Maggic, Ruben Verdú, Llapispanc, Chanine Boots, Quimera Rosa, Olga Olivera-Tabeni, Oficina de relació interespècies (Caterina Almirall, Quim Packard), Helen Torres, Grup de treball sobre les ecologies híbrides del Delta del Llobregat (Christian Alonso, Vicky Benítez, Ferran Lega, Eduardo Ruiz, Chiara Sgaramella) .
Christian Alonso (Lleida, 1987) is a researcher, writer and curator based in Barcelona. He teaches Art History at the ESDi Design School, University of Lleida and Open University of Catalonia. He also coordinates the On Mediation programme on curatorship (AGI-UB, 2013-2021) and directs the international symposia Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art (MACBA, 2016-2021). He holds a PhD in Art history from the University of Barcelona, with a thesis that combines Félix Guattari’s ecosophy and a set of ethico-aesthetic practices in order to conceptualise the work of art as a technology that produces post-anthropocentric modes of life. He has worked on this subject in exhibition projects (Polítiques del sòl (Land-use politics), Centre d’Art Maristany, 2019; Recomposicions maquíniques (Machinic recompositions), Can Felipa, 2017) and publications (Mutating ecologies in contemporary art, 2019; Recomposicions maquíniques, 2019). caosmosis.net