HOW MATTER MATTERS
The artistic research DE\GLOBALIZE travels from matters of fact to matters of care
Since human-made matter has exceeded all living biomass on earth the pointless odyssey of modernity is evident. The false promises of growth with its manifest repressions have lead to unbearable physical and mental tensions within our bodies. The displacement of real land and matter relations has served its time. Instead, tabooed Ghost Acreages emerge in our minds like icebergs while the real ones disperse in front of our technical eyes.
Media practices and theories are radically involved in this collective self-deception. The seductive promise of the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan has to be deconstructed in order to become terrestrial. This is the assignment of DE\GLOBALIZE.
Artistic intervention in the stratosphere
The ethnographic research cycle is a media-philosophical search movement for a new mode of existence.
Its Leitmotif is the exploration of the »Critical Zone« – the very thin biofilm around the earth, where our life takes place.
In parts the project was developped in cooperation with the French anthropologist Bruno Latour during a two year seminar at HFG Karlsruhe (2018-2020).
Mindmap of the archive