Nothing is True, Everything is Alive

Install shot with Tombstones are not flat , by Carlos Fernandez-Pello (2018)

all pics by Carlos Fernandez-Pello

gravity is food (2018)

to eat is human to digest is divine (2018)

Install shot with Tombstones are not flat , by Carlos Fernandez-Pello (2018)
Life would, if it could, take all of the sun’s energy and turn it into itself  (2018)

gastriculation  (2018)

Nothing is true, everything is alive takes
as its title a quote from Édouard Glissant, reclaiming the opacity inherent to all forms
of being and knowing, against modernist transparency. e project is conceived as a
series of curatorial exercises that displace scientific epistemological paradigms into contaminated, ambiguous and viscous stances.

Some organisms —such as lichens, scobys, or slime molds— perform fascinating symbiotic ways of being in the world. They operate through forms of relational nourishment, guided by sensibility and sensation. Furthermore, they experiment with distributed organisation, working through decentralized spatial intelligence and incessant bacterial activity. Potentially immortal, these organisms navigate thick temporalities, in which care and death are mutually reconfigured.

Symbiosis is simply the shared life of different organisms in physical contact with each other; it is a process of long-term physical associations of nourishment, care and mutual dependencies. Nothing is true, everything is alive is a curatorial research project that departs from a series of feminists readings of science and biology, to trace and enable the epistemological, sensory and aesthetic paradigms they reconfigure. This chapter focuses on the work of Lynn Margulis who stated that the true force of evolution is not competition amongst individual animals, but the incorporation of and entanglement with other organisms, throughout the work of bacteria.

– extract from curatorial text by Julia Morandeira

Full text and room sheet here

Hosted by Peryton 

Made with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) under the Mobility grants and the Danish Arts Foundations.


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