WhiteFeather was invited to present her work during the 8th KIKK Festival of digital and creative cultures, from 1 to 4 Nov. 2018 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. WhiteFeather was sponsored by ELEKTRA, KIKK Festival and the Québec Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF).
WhiteFeather – Weaving together: human/nonhuman co-construction in biotextile craft from KIKK Festival on Vimeo.
“The 8th edition of KIKK Festival will dive into the theme “Species and beyond” to explore the boundaries between the living and the non-living, undoing our anthropocentric visions of the world by shifting points of view.
Faced with global issues, the contemporary perception has evolved, artists and philosophers are rethinking and decentering humans’ position in the world which has been dominant in modern thinking. New questions arise. What can be defined as a species? What happens when we look at the world from another position, taking the perspective of animals, plants, bacteria, minerals, the forces of the elements? Contemporary art has been investigating this vision of the world not centered on human beings using technology and science to explore the symbiotic relationship between the living and the non-living, considering hybridity, synthetic life, organic life, artificial life, interactive ecosystems, generative computer-generated models, experimenting with carbon-based life, DNA synthesis and genetic modifications. This year KIKK will focus on how those artists and researchers are melding art and science to explore those interconnections between micro and macro worlds. How they build worlds and ecosystems to explore the ties between the technosphere and the ecosphere questioning the relationship underlying the Anthropocene.”
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