The Outside Inside — Convergence
in collaboration with Anna-Luise Lorenz
In a film, a drone flies above three different landscapes, analyzing their potential as new habitats and sites of terraforming. A hot and dry region adjacent to a salt lake, an area contaminated with heavy metals, as well as an arctic region serve as a site for lichen, oyster mushrooms and amaranth plants to augment themselves onto landscapes to come.
The film hints at a convergence of the biosphere and digital technology – technological systems that operate beyond human understanding and control, which interface directly with other species.
Drawing upon Darwin’s theories of plant movement and intelligence, and recent research into fungal communication networks, the film speculates about possible worlds that might emerge from active decision-making processes by these species. Instead of thinking of organic life as passive, it depicts an approach to world building based on anticipation and creation rather than adaptation and reaction.
Commissioned for the permanent collection of Futurium Museum Berlin