This final chapter showcases cultural practices that are engaged with networks and mutual support systems as well as with researching organisms, materials and technologies that connect and support others.
While Simone Prouvé spent her whole career experimenting with the physical properties of thread, combining natural, synthetic and metallic materials, Ève Gabriel Chabanon has been growing mycelium, the root-like structures of fungi that can help to transfer information and nutrients between different plants.
The vibrational energy of music also plays an important role in this chapter. Trevor Mathison draws soundscapes, Maika Garnica designs ceramic objects that conduct sound and vibrations, and Mathis Collins revisits the barrel organ to create new musical compositions alongside Dunkirk’s residents. Closing the exhibition, a video by Rashaad Newsome featuring a trans cyborg character who decomposes and recomposes using the energy from voguing poses. In doing so, they destroy the structures that frame human and non-human life to regenerate and transform them.
This chapter can be seen at the LAAC.