Adriana Tamargo and Guillermo Escribano are part of META-colectivo, an artistic collective from Donostia (Basque Country, Spain), and focused on visualizing possible future scenarios and alternative realities. Mixing Guillermo’s background in architecture and visual arts and Adriana’s in bio-design, they come together in the interest of non-anthropocentric worlding and material practices that show our dependency with other living organisms we coexist with and thanks to. META-colectivo was part of Fresh A.I.R. #4.
About the project
Collective Matters, from organic waste to urban living sculptures.
How would an ecosystem make art? The project Collective Matters explores how to work with and for an ecosystem by transforming organic waste into urban living sculptures. These sculptures are ephemeral, biodegradable, constantly changing, and co-produced and co-authored by Berlin’s inhabitants, both human and non-human. Their main ingredient is the organic waste collected in Berlin-Schöneberg and they have been created through the collaboration of humans, climate agents, and other living organisms such as mold. Their transformation continues in different places in the city, where they decompose into the soil and, thus, moving beyond the human-nature dichotomy. The artists reflect on philosophical approaches to deconstructing the duality of nature/culture and human/nonhuman and incorporate these into their work processes through the project.