How do we connect with the environment? This is an exploration in breaking down the boundries between inside and outside "myself". We are more permeable than we think.
During this talk, artist Kat Austen will discuss how drawing together knowledge from multiple sources - DIY science, phenomenology, instinct, culture - can help to provide a bridge between ourselves and the outside world. She will illustrate the methodology with examples from two projects. With the Coral Empathy Device, she'll discuss how this approach can be applied to the marine environment by fostering empathy with coral. And with her second project, Vital | Flows, she'll discuss how this methodology can be applied to working with communities to explore food and its meaning.
With Vital | Flows, Kat is creating an open source artistic research methodology for exploring environmental topics, creating a platform for rhyzomic growth of self-actualised research that brings together and brings the best out of online and offline knowledge sharing.