MUR 002 + ADAM HUDEC + WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO RESIDE IN A PLACE?
An exploration of the island multispecies interface facilitating meetings between local residential microbes and human guests. Inspired by Epidermitecture that deals with biogenic growth (so called Biopatina) on surfaces of buildings, the research on the topic among other discoveries revealed that as architecture cannot be separated from nonhuman activities, so does human existence depend on inter- and intra-species relations.
During my stay at Ma Umi Residencies, my interest lies in development of knowledge instruments that perform as mediary tools between local residential microbes and human guests. By introducing a performative understanding of the environment that calls into question how imperceptible things such as microorganism might be represented, the performative practice of thinking, observing and theorising will engage with the nonhumans of land and ocean together with the human community of Ishigaki ecosystem.
Adam Hudec is a researcher, architect, activist, co- founder and educator, focusing his expertise on material processes of both nature and culture through lenses of cross-disciplinary investigation. Operating at the intersection of art, science and architecture, cross-disciplinary methodologies became his tool to investigate unexpected and hidden anomalies of the environment.