How does an ant perceive the smell of compost? This could be one of the more-than-human stories gathered in “The Book of the Ten Thousand Things” created for documenta15 by La Intermundial Holobiente. “Inbetweenery” is the proposal by artist Claudia Fontes, philosopher Paula Fleisner, and writer Pablo M. Ruiz to translate “intermundial” into English.
“The Book of The Ten Thousand Things” is a publication written and edited in a polyphonic way among fourteen artists and writers from Argentina: Erica Bohm, Virginia Buitrón, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Tulio de Sagastizábal, Lucas Di Pascuale, Carla Grunauer, Reynaldo Jiménez, Guadalupe Lucero, Anahí Rayén Mariluán, Leticia Obeid, Sergio Raimondi, Luis Sagasti, Ral Veroni, Susana Villalba, and the “intermundiales” themselves. The Book of the Ten Thousand Things, Quilmes, Buenos Aires, 2022
Between Us and Nature is an ongoing reading club that chooses texts related to natural sciences, art, anthropology, postcolonialism and the (post)anthropocene from a female perspective. Attendees read passages together out loud, and share experiences and thoughts about the nature they live in. Looking beyond disciplines, the group creates a space to learn from and with bacteria, algae, fungi, soil and multinaturalist narratives.
Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club takes place in English language at Zabriskie, Reichenberger Str. 150, 10999 Berlin, on Wednesday August 10 , 2022 18:30, personal rsvp is necessary: please register betweenusnature gmail com . Hosts: Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, researcher for ecologies and the arts. In collaboration with La Intermundial Holobiente and Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur.