About the Item
The project is dedicated to possible new types of communication between plant organisms. In the course of techno-ecological changes plants have created an effective network of communities, joining with other life forms – fungi and bacteria. ‘Spying’ on human achievements, they have improved existing information transmission technologies, taking as a basis their own mycorrhizal networks (mycelia that connect plants and transport nutrients to their roots). This has allowed them to integrate into our economy, politics and culture. Vegetative cyberorganisms have become an all-pervasive force controlling the course of history.
The flora.onion portal located on the darknet becomes the nodal point of a new type of interaction: http://bit.ly/darkflora (Tor Browser is required)
Acknowledgements: Тheresa Schubert, Katya Nikitina, Ippolit Markelov, Alexander Evangely, Alexei Boriskin, Dmitri Andreev, Nikolai Ulyanov, Boris Klyushnikov
Благодарности: Тереза Шуберт, Катя Никитина, Ипполит Маркелов, Александр Евангели, Алексей Борискин, Дмитрий Андреев, Николай Ульянов, Борис Клюшников
About the Artist
Yulia Vergazova is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator based in Germany. Having studied at Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Moscow Rodchenko Art School, and Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Vergazova now works on the edge of biology and technology, natural and synthetic intelligence. Her practice is focused on research and diving deep into the context of mutating, accelerating reality. Lately, she has been developing projects in collaboration with data scientist and musician Nikolay Ulyanov.