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How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web

How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web

YEAR
2018
EDITOR
Akian Gráfica Editora
CONTRIBUTORS
Philip Ball, Félix Bruzzone, José Emilio Burucúa, Florencia Fernández Campón, Mauricio Corbalán, Carlos Gamerro, Alejandro Gangui, Diego Golombek, Laura Isola, Alex Jordan, Caroline A. Jones, Mylène Ferrand Lointier, Matthew Lutz, Derek McCormack, Victoria Noorthoorn, Pola Oloixarac, and Martín Ramírez
DESIGN
Eduardo Ray
PUBLISHER
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
ISBN
9789871358526
COUNTRY
Argentina
LANGUAGE
Spanish, English
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“What you are holding in your hands is a book, as well as flowers. The book’s cover contains seventeen Cantueso non-GMO seeds, among them Lavandula, Melissa, Mentha, Origanum, Thymus, each a different species native to Villarrubia, Córdoba, Spain. If you water it, your book will smell like Mentha and grow with the sun. It will breathe like Origanum. This exhibition will still be present in that unforgettable scent. Eat it before reading it, taste its fruits until it stops making sense, until you lose your senses and embody others, entangling them in symbiotic, synanthropic, sympathetic, symbolic, synergetic, syncopations.

 

The seeds contained in this book are latent hopes that will one day sprout in the right place and right time. They are seeds ‘against the grain’, to quote James. C Scott, of monocrops, monocultures, and mono-beliefs. They contain the hope that they could grow or degrow as ideas in their natural life cycle, and then decay and become soil for other seeds to grow again, in the right place at the right time for the right climate for all species. They will not germinate at any cost, for the benefit of the few, but will bring joy and color and food and fragrance to a richer web of life.”

Web(s) of Life was published on the occasion of Tomás Saraceno’s first major UK solo exhibition, where the artist invited participants to consider different forms of knowledge and non-human perspectives through a range of artworks, prompts and experiences which extend past the walls of Serpentine South, into The Royal Parks and beyond.

 

Richly illustrated, this book both draws from and expands on the presentation at Serpentine and includes texts from Graciela Esperanza, Maristella Svampa, Marisol de la Cadena, Elena Ochoa Foster, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bettina Korek, Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Chris Bayley, Eduardo Kohn, Arturo Escobar, Yuk Hui, Fiona Glen, and James Bridle.


 

 

 

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