Repository of a Yearning Hybrid

 
Repository of a Yearning Hybrid or How to Evoke a Symbiont materializes a story of Peá, the pea-human hybrid, developing her own ways of evoking relationships via organs of touch, tools for care and greenhouse for listening to symbiotic flux.
 
Repository of a Yearning Hybrid or How to Evoke a Symbiont is a work about the way of symbiotic connection to biological entangled networks via examination of human knowledge production and organization. By employing storytelling the work forms an imaginary world of Pȇa, a pea-human hybrid, who yearns for a symbiont and positions it into an artwork that combines repository and greenhouse features.
Yearning in the context of this work serves as invocation of practice of experimenting to find other ways of connecting, which may go beyond extraction economies for which most of hybrids are grown. Most of current knowledge production and its tools serve individualistic capitalistic and anthropocentric agenda, however Pȇa as the Other, as the hybrid, with her symbiotic experiments speculates and yearns for networks, entanglements and community to be part of. As psychological phenomena it is precisely the yearning that makes Pȇa explore and open up to new ways of being.
 
 
Repository of a Yearning Hybrid or How to Evoke a Symbiont, 2022
Saša Spačal

 
Scientific consultant: Primož Turenšek
Technical and scientific support: Mirjan Švagelj
Sound collaboration: Pim Boreel
Illustration: Trina Čuček Meršol
3D modeling: Lovrenc Košenina
Membrane production: Urša Štrukelj
Artwork production: Dům umění města Brna
Special thanks: Jitka Pernesová

Repository of a Yearning
Hybrid
or
How to Evoke a Symbiont
Saša Spačal

Sound and kinetic installation

Brno Art Open
Dům umění města Brna
2022