Paula Flores participated with two installations
I presented two installations.
The installation titled 40 is a habitable shrine for a conscious interaction between microorganisms and humans.
Creating the possibility to map the interactions that take place. The act of recollecting and putting together the shrine becomes a ritual where I start this conscious act of thinking about the existence of other organisms, even the ones invisible to the naked human eye and I thank them for their existence. To thank them I will build this housing. A place that allows us and may let us get closer to being aware that we are part of a whole. That we have never been the owners of this universe and that we can´t exist alone as a homogenic mono species.
A shrine for a shrine
The man shouted "Take the life out". Before that demand there used to be a shrine. A place to thank and make a conscious exchange with bacteria. A moment to acknowledge their existence and the importance of it for life. Now we stand in front of it´s remains. Outlines mark the reflection of their habitat. Ghost that depend on perspective.
NOW THERE ARE REMAINS
It stands as an arqueological site. With letters put together that state theories of what was there.
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