we resist. Eva-Maria Lopez, @ ECODATA; RIXC Art and Science festival, Riga, Latavia
8-10 October 2020 and online

ECODATA; RIXC Art-Science Festival, Riga - Latavia




Lecture @ ECODATA; RIXC Art-Science Festival in Riga, Latavia

09. October 2020 12.05 – 13.35 Session 3: BioSensing & Ecosystematic Perspective (1)
online when ever you have time...

Online on Youtube please scroll to 4.10
and at the National Library of Latvia | October 9–10, 2020

Moderator: Maija DEMITERE
Paul ROSERO CONTRERAS. The Revolution Will Start In The Garden
Juan Carlos DUARTE REGINO. "I" : Environmental Media Interface For Sonic Interaction
Mia MAKELA. History Of An Impossible Destiny - Honeybee´s Journey To The Heart Of Anthropocene 
Christina STADLBAUER. Relocation Training Program For Pinna Nobilis - A Video Tutorial For Mollusks 
Eva-Maria LOPEZ. "we resist." The Adaptation Of Plants In The Anthropocene

The RIXC Art-Science Festival: ECODATA and the Open Fields 2020 conference takes place from October 8–10, 2020, in Riga, Latvia and online, exploring the 'ecosystematic perspective'.
More than just rising awareness that living organisms are highly interdependent on each other and their environments, this year's festival edition aims to reveal a web of connections that interweaves biological, social and techno-scientific systems, living and digital data, artistic and scientific approaches.
RIXC Art-Science Festival in Riga, Latavia

Catalogue ECODATA conference (pdf)

we resist.

plants are all around us. In fields, urban areas or in living rooms they tell us about changes  induced by climate change and modern agriculture. They testify to the frightening loss of  biodiversity going hand in hand with the agrochemical industry’s promises of a ‘better world’.  In her artwork with living plants and ornaments, Eva Maria Lopez maps these changes. For  the artistic research project we resist. plant species have been included that have become  herbicide resistant. Their adaptation is a naturally occurring process, following Charles  Darwin’s evolutionary theory, and the spontaneous change of their genetic make-up enables  them to survive. As a result of monocultures and herbicide treatment, the number of such  resistant plants is increasing worldwide. Most of them have important cultural symbols as  well as medical virtues. We resist. translates the ambiguity of so-called ‘super weeds’ like  cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) into a garden composed of motifs reminiscent of the most  typical jardins à la française. Lopez aims to create an awareness of our flora, biodiversity in  the anthropocene and the need for more sustainable forms of cultivation.  

we resist I (photos)
we resist II (garden)

related work:
I Never Promised You a Green Garden. I




recent projects/publications:

Photos: L'Exhibition[niste] - Louboutin | Paris (photos)

F.A.Z.| Magazin (pdf)


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