𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙍𝘼𝙋𝙊𝙇𝙄𝙎 is an interdisciplinary collaborative piece between musician, france_lion, and Sarah during their stay at SWATCH Art Peace Hotel residency programme, using lichens as a symbol that represent a new symbiotic relationship between nature and organism.
‘Terrapolis’ is a term coined by Donna Haraway, combines the Latin ‘terra’ for earth, with the Greek ‘polis’ for city or citizens. Just like lichens, a complex organism which is composed of fungus, algae or cyanobacteria in a symbiotic relationship. Lichens are by far the oldest living organisms on the planet. Considered as pioneer organisms and bio-indicators of air pollution, lichens can survive for a long time in unfavourable conditions, the more diverse they become, the better the natural environment will be. Can we recalibrate our relationship with other species? What does it mean to live as humankind in a contemporary society?
Images and sound recordings were collected in the field, and then been manipulated in digital space. This piece emphasis on sampling the reality within limited time and locations, explores the uncertainty and diversity in an artistic expression.