Biosymbiotic Exoskeleton (working title) (2023)

Dorotea Dolinšek in collaboration with Barbara Sušnik

Image: Vog.photo
Image: Vog.photo

Dorotea Dolinšek's artistic investigation of life in radical conditions of outer space as well as of deeply wounded planet Earth, continues by assembling a space-suit as a complete life support system. This wearable, heavy technologized capsule, is understood as a human's ultimate interiorisation as well as isolation from the environment. However, what makes human presence in outer space possible is the symbiotic coexistence with the non-human, one's personal microbiome. This vessel of organisma, interconnected with the human body is challenged by radical outer space conditions to which the somatic body shows more physiological plasticity than its microbiome. Relative sterility inside this wearable architecture of a space suit is one of the factors that compromise balance among the silent non-human cast of space travelers, leading to dysbiosis. The artistic investigation will aim to enhance symbiotic alliances between humans, technology, and non-human living beings, that will collaborate to evolve one's living environment, forming a Biosymbiotic Exoskeleton. While such understanding addresses interplanetarity through coexistence, it also leads us to cultivate the capacity to respond to deep ecological urgencies on planet Earth.

Genre
bioArt
Themes
Art And Science
science
experiment
biology
Arts And Visual Culture
materiality
Body And Human
cyborg
embodiment
body
Nature And Environment
environment
outerspace
nature
ecosystem
DNA
Society And Culture
civilisation
otherness
Technology And Innovation
civilisation
otherness