Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen

Senova, Basak Gastprof. Dr.

Titel
Extremophiles
Untertitel
The Act of Performative Habitat Notes from A Dialogue on Egle Oddo’s Artistic Research and Practice
Typ
Artikel
Schlagwörter
living sculpture, garden, public art, extremophiles, vegital, art
Texte
The Italian artist Egle Oddo creates living sculptures by installing evolutionary gardens that function as public art works. She plants seeds of wild species and cultivars together, fading the demarcation line between sites for agriculture, untamed soil, and urban green areas. These gardens become living seed banks, safety zones for biodiversity, allowing the most vulnerable species to thrive. In 2016, Oddo examined the desertification tendency that appeared in the southern region of Europe. She identified a set of plants that present particular resilience to extreme conditions: extremophiles. With an integrative approach, Oddo created an interdisciplinary team under the framework of The World in Common project. Oddo makes associations between extremophiles and some specific substantial cultural, economic, medical and anthropological aspects. Anchored with these associations, the team conducts systematic meetings, discussing the mechanisms and intersections among biology, society, geo-political and cultural conditions by addressing ecological and socio-political urgencies. In this respect, this paper aspires to explore and discuss the content of these meetings by underlining a new artistic practice.
Autor*innen
Basak Senova, Egle Oddo
Herausgeber*innenschaft
Aloi, Giovanni
Verlage
Aloi, Giovanni
Datum
2021-03-21
ISBN/ISSN
ISSN 1756-9575
erschienen in
Titel
Antennae
Untertitel
The Journal of Art and Nature
Herausgeber*innenschaft
Aloi, Giovanni
Band
Issue 53
Sprache
Englisch