THINK LIKE A MOUNTAIN
Mirjam Kroker *1982
Working-title: Think like a mountain: (because colonizing heaven might not be
such a good idea) [I am] sad nature while humans have disappeared. This might be good to hear in
the bleak sound of extinction.
What would we hear if we listened to the destroyed soundscapes of the present?
The research project proposes “ecological exercises” using the natural
environment in the city (urban) and on the country side (rural) to capture the
disjoined chorus and work with it as starting material. During the production
based research I will collect sound-records of both offered scenarios (urban and
rural). Behind this proposed ecological exercise are different starting questions I
want to address in my production based research during the residency:
How can we cultivate wild thinking and what does it mean?
What falls apart?
How long will the “new nature” consisting out of particles on a screen last?
How fragile is a synthetic image of a fractal equations?
Does nature care?
What does it mean to think like a mountain?
The proposal is a reconsideration defined through our contemporary condition
resisting the historical definitions of nature and culture as something that is
vanishing, but rather tries to imagine the perspective of nature as an powerful
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