OPENING
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ENTER NOW:
SENSING GAIA
— Listen Back

OTHERWISE is a collaborative platform that explores the potential of artistic research to contribute to societal and ecological transformations.

Over 8 months, artists, designers and researchers will exchange their ideas and practices, and develop a performative display of their ongoing learnings.

OTHERWISE is a collaborative platform that explores the potential of artistic research to contribute to societal and ecological transformations.

Over 8 months, artists, designers and researchers will exchange their ideas and practices, and develop a performative display of their ongoing learnings.

OPENING
We have curated an engaging programme that explores ‘the polymorphic’ in 5 thematic blocks over the coming months. The programme will be opened by:

Sensing Gaia – Listen Back*,
a sonic installation by Merle Ibach, Patrick Salz, and Paul Heinicker.

Browse the virtual space on your own or join our HANGOUT on Sunday, 11/04 6–8PM.

*Planet Earth can no longer be thought without mankind since many changes are already irreversible. What if thinking mankind without the Earth doesn't make sense either? The planet Earth isn't just a passive playground but rather it's the main actor in a comprehensive and dynamic ecosystem. Therefore, climate change phenomena become perceptible indicators for profound system changes and witnesses of preceding processes at the same time. The compositions are based on field recordings from different European rural and urban locations. They are arranged as a free interpretation of the physical processes of defracting, rearranging, melting, and heating. https://sensinggaia.tools/

A hybrid space for hybrid practices

OTHERWISE consists of our 2021 residents, a public programme everyone can attend via live stream, and featured initiatives by our alumni and community.

The 2021 edition Polymorphic Futures explores via 3 research blocks how biological, chemical, geological, and societal processes can be thought in conjunction. By emphasising any form as only transitory Polymorphic Futures embraces ambiguity and metamorphosis.

*OTHERWISE Fossil by Davide Piscitelli: artist, researcher and alumni of our 2019 edition. https://davidepiscitelli.com/

09.04. 20h — 11.04. 22h
Archive

Sensing Gaia – Listen Back, sonic installation by Merle Ibach, Patrick Salz, and Paul Heinicker.

Explore the sonified geological archive on your own or join our hangout on Sunday, 11.04. between 18h - 20h.

28.07. — 30.07.21
Online

Mutagenese describes the mutation of DNA via spontaneous reaction with environmental processes or deliberate engineering. Damage and repair occur as results of the very same processes, challenging a normative reading of mutations.

#virology #biohacking #metabolicprocesses

09.04. — 11.04.2021
Online

If a crisis results in trauma, what kind of trauma does the environmental crisis create? And is there a cure? How can we think of transformation without falling back in neoliberal parols that promote every “failure” as an opportunity for growth?

#psychology #roleplay #CBT

06.10. — 08.10.21
Online

Symbiosis is the voluntary or necessary collaboration between two different species. Parasitic or mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationships are survival strategies based on physical attachment. What does it mean to think of ourselves as more-than-one?

#biology #queerecology #parasiteorsymbiont

14.12. — 15.12.21
SPECULATIVE SYMPOSIUM at Gessnerallee, Zurich

Polymorphic is that which describes many forms and none at the same time. It is a state of constant transition with any fixed form only being a temporary expression. Our speculative symposium will bring together the common research trajectories.

#performance #symposium #newopenings

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