MAP#128 Intra-action.
Symbiosis: Intra-action, or the “mutual constitution of entangled agencies” as described by Karen Barad is the departure point of Anna Schlooz and Paula Vicente’s installation. Acting, living, exchanging with one another is at the basis of most of existence. The very origin of cells as conceived by Margaret McFall-Ngai was made possible thanks to symbiotic relationships between prokaryotes and bacteria, digested and turned into mitochondria. In the space of the MAP project, a captivating video of organisms under a microscope is playing; the audio is a collage of quotes by Karen Barad, Donna Haraway, and the artists themselves; “We require each other in unexpected collaborations and combinations, in hot compost piles. We become-with each other or not at all.”

Complet text by Valentina Bianchi