The latest issue of the journal Antennae, titled ‘Microbial Ecologies’, features the SSHRC-funded Fossilation project, co-directed by Bio Lab Director (and Concordia’s Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality) Alice Jarry.
The featured paper, Form taking/force shaping, written by Alice Jarry, Marie-Pier Boucher, Brice Ammar-Khodja, lee wilkins, Vanessa, Mardirossian, and Samuel Bianchini, provides a critical reflection on the collective installation Fossilation and the research and creation process that informed the project. The whole issue offers a “timely range of multidisciplinary practices, approaches, methodologies, and conceptions to help us see and value the microbial worlds that until recently have remained invisible.”
Fossilation is large bioplastic membrane and an apparatus harvesting residual energy from its environment to interact with light. The work was presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris within the context of the exhibition Matières d’images in February 2021.
Antennae ISSUE 59 — AUTUMN 2022
Matthew Halpenny and Philippe Vandal
Video documentation of the making process of Fossila tion’s bioplastic membrane, 2021.