Site-specific installation made up of two wide tin pools, which contain a SCOBY crop (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts). The exhibition space is entirely connected to various sensors controlled by Arduino. While the public walks around the room, a series of water pumps and sounds are activated as a response of the crop to those space stimuli. The Holobiont concept refers to beings formed by the association of different species, which in this case give rise to techno-ecological relations. Holobiont´s main objective is to build a space where different degrees of living and technological complexity coexist and interconnect with each other.
Diego Silva (CL)
(Chile, 2000) Artist graduated from UC Chile recently, in 2022. He has participated in collaborative and interdisciplinary art and science projects. He has also worked as an assistant to professional artists working in the fields of art, science and technology. He has a special interest in the exploration of art in cybernetic navigation, sustainability, ecology and new materialisms.