My work revolves around the biological, chemical, political, cultural realities of aquatic environments. It explores humankind’s impact on other species and on the rights of non-human entities, while calling for strategies emphatic towards other species to be adopted. In my analysis of the theoretical framework of the Anthropocene, I use the term ‘aquatocene’ and ‘aquaforming’ to refer to humans’ impact on aquatic environments. My work involves intensive cooperation between art & science & tech.
Central of my artistic research is the aquatic environment and the invisible imprint of human intervention on aquatic ecosystems and its ecological changes. It serves as a starting point for tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art & science & tech.
My projects range between rethinking an animal-machine-human relationships, regenerative medicine and inter-species communication in series Aurelia 1+Hz.
I’m pointing out underwater noise pollution and its ecological consequences / challenges in project Aquatocene. Together with Gjino Šutić, we developed project aqua_forensic – that is illuminating the invisible anthropogenic pharmaceutical chemical pollutants – residues of human consumption in water habitats.
The series Lygophilia weaves together mythologies and sciences, history and future, fears, desires, continents, cultures, humans and non-humans. It’s unfolds the stories carried by those fascinating creatures that are the Mexican Axolotl and the Slovene Proteus.
Tags: Ocean, Aquatocene, Underwater Noise Pollution, More than Human, Empathy, Aquatic Ecosystems