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Even the simplest question are also the most difficult when asked in front of the background of the microbiome. Not only philosophically but also biologically. The human microbiome is a perfect example of how biology and philosophy merge to existential investigations.
Who am I? Am I we?
The video ‘milieu #02’ displays bacterial landscapes from my microbal performances and topographies of surfaces.
The video emerged from a microbial performance where I used my feet as a tool for imprinting and collected the spheres, rods and spirals from the surrounding outside (Umwelt) for allowing bacteria to reproduce and grow. Results were seen in the days after when bacteria started to grow and shape of feet formed in the medium.
In the video you can see camera movements over the grown bacterial landscape and matter that was involved in the performance (stone, asphalt, gravel, dirt, skin), which results in a poetic study of surfaces and membranes.
Artist: Theresa Schubert
Sound: Peter Kirn: soundcloud.com