Foreign Objekt works as a collective experimentation into the realm of possibility, to suspend the current state of things in order to create a temporal involution that throws linear time out of joint, melting the metaphor for what ‘is’, reanimating it into an ambiguous and loosely defined state of dilation and slippage, which effectively demonstrates the possibilities inherent within that which is redefined through flux, until one not only reaches the nonexistent but "creates it". It is an exploration through catastrophe, cyber-chaos, fracture, and collapse, totally strange, hyper-chaotic, disintegrated and alien..

...An investigation into the future, with some questions: Can we imagine “the outside of thought” and is it outside the realm of language? How can we think about possible bodies—alien forms with different cognitive states? What is a Foreign Object? What is the collapse of consciousness? How do we experience events that cannot be scientifically measured—failed measurements—? What does it mean to compute something uncomputable?

Foreign Objekt is a speculation on extra-science fiction, to go beyond the mega-narratives of modernity and capitalism, which have exhausted our imaginations for future narratives. It is an attempt to occupy the gap between being and knowing. With a catastrophic pursuit—we are looking at fictional worlds, possible worlds, and science fictional worlds and their constructions, as a matter of investigation with traceable or muted ingredients and parts from our worlds.

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Diane Edwards

SOUR DIRT

2020, Single channel HD video, 00:05:30, Sound design: Donna Haringwey

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Diane Edwards

SOUR DIRT

2020, Single channel HD video, 00:05:30, Sound design: Donna Haringwey

SOUR DIRT 

2020, Single channel HD video, 00:05:30, Sound design: Donna Haringwey

SOUR DIRT attempts to render the poisonous, weedy and weird reality of digital world making by navigating the liminal spaces between unruly wilds, non-living growth and toxic clouds.  Developed within a time of multivalent crises - the most imminent of which catalysing a full-blown surrender to digital infrastructures.

This works attempts to map an experiential unconscious of our relationship to Land/Life/Nature and how we interact, manipulate and journey through it within physical and digital spaces.  Interrogating  the ways in which we consume, image, capture and experience ecologies and landscapes in the physical and virtual realm, using this as an analogy for complex stories of our mutating climate and our ceaseless extraction, manipulation, production and consumption.

https://dianerkedwards.com/SOUR-DIRT

​Ash Coates

Lecture Performance

PLASTITROPHY

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MYCORRHIZAL

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MYCROLINGUISTICS

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Ash Coates

Plastitrophy

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My work draws from images of both real and imaginary places within the body and the landscape, as a way to speculate or explore the future of our environment, relationships between micro and macro worlds and the language, forms and networks that exist within our biosphere.

By referencing biological processes within nature and the human body, altering them and creating fictitious scenarios and relationships between them, I aim to question the boundaries of what is internal/external and what is natural /artificial within the environment and the grey area between what is science and what is science fiction.

Since 2004-2005, I have been particularly interested in the inner workings of biological ecosystems.

Gerard Carson

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Gerard Carson

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OILED FIELD

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Gerard Carson

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Petronics is a blending of material temporalities, where the deep-time of lithic and organic processes mix with accelerated technological programming, whereby matter conjugates in coalitions of precarity and mutability. Objects are estranged from their exploitation as tools and resources; they are rendered into queer remixes that possess alien agencies which are perpetually turbulent. By materials that are neither settled nor fully known (concrete, silicone, bio-plastics, 3D printing), Petronics seeks to produce zones of enmeshment, wherein indeterminate vectors continually mutate and shift, producing emergent subjectivities oriented within a speculative expanse.

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Gagan Singh

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as he shares texts and lectures about his research

JULIAN

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Julian

Lecture Performance

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as he shares texts and lectures about his research

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Nadeem Choufi