Most of my previous works reflect on an extractivism logic in which you transform anything – from human and non-human cognition, image, motion, time, death, environment – into usable material. I thus try to repeatedly connect these seemingly disparate fields, and transform their use value into subversive positions which step out of their original settings.
Any practice, and I include art, has its own limits, its own fields and forces of influence. It is good to explore and localize not only our own selves, but also our own institutions and other forms of social systems. The ambivalent status of art and art practice allows me to consciously co-create relationships which stand outside of the dominant patterns of thought. To contextualize and create local events, installations, performances, outputs of text or objects, and thus to disentangle myself from the regulations of normative givens and from the impacts which such systems have .
Currently, I am striving to implement this reflection, indexing and interpretation into a proactive form of co-creation. I no longer want to talk about but to work with. We are geological and ecological actors and it is necessary to find solutions how to deal with this fact. Environmentalism was never pure or an equivalent to good. The so-called conservation of the environment always w as and (as long as we need outside sources to power our own bodies) will be connected to violence and tied to the question of negotiating these life conditions with the planet at the expense of what or whom.
I believe it is necessary to re-forge our relationship to the environments in which we live; to create spaces which would foster the flourishing of sensibility. Only then can we determine a new ethics and political frameworks which would be different from those which brought us the current crisis in the first place. We are not only grappling with climate crisis and the crisis of political imagination, but also a crisis of the subject and of identity, as the complexity of the relationships and their mutual interconnection exceeds our current notions about the world.
Imagine a free dog. Would it still be a dog? This does not mean that the dog is not capable of freedom. On the contrary, it requires a re-evaluation of what the dog and freedom can become. Think and act in new links that transform concepts and their users.
In light of these topics, we revisit old questions to which I want to find new answers. This requires of me to be open to a diligent understanding of my own position, the dynamics of the processes of power and to move across uncharted trajectories of the inter-species biotope.If these efforts don’t create new alliances , they will lead in spite of good intentions to a reproduction of the current anthropocentric view where a man dominates and to violent aesthetic kitsch.