ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form is featured in the new exhibition “Growing“, co-presented by ZHI ART MUSEUM and Chronus Art Center (CAC), that includes eight artists/artist collectives from five countries, and further dissects phenomenology of the living and the growing into the precarious zones of the uncanny, the borderline between the animate and the subliminal through the lens of the techno-fantastical, foreshadowing a future which is as fascinating as it is ominous.
2019.09.28 – 2020.01.05
ZHI ART MUSEUM (NO.1, Jun Shan Road, Xinjin County, Chengdu, Sichuan)
Rather than a rhetoric signifier, the exhibition Growing compels visitors with an experiential and visceral encounter with life forms of natural origin and of artificial inception, or from symbiotic habitats and transgenic hybridity as sources of becoming, thus problematizing the orthodox of Aristotelian taxonomy, soliciting a prospect that complicates the conception of homeostasis, metabolism and the umwelt as fundamental manifestations of life. Growing not only attests to such energetics as the impulse of nature but also illuminates the act of growing as a technological force that extends the notion of nature to a new paradigm in which ecology without nature calls for another reality on the horizon.
Artists: Suzanne Anker, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (The Tissue Culture & Art Project) with Robert Foster, Corrie Van Sice and Devon Ward, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Thomas Feuerstein, Edouardo Kac, LIANG Shaoji, QIU Yu, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau