[ISEA2023] Paper: Andrea Gogova — Interspecies Communication: Water bodies


Short Paper, Theme: Interspecies  Sub theme: Symbiotic Organizations

Earth is a planet where most processes are based on water. Water regulates climate, morphologically influence a landscape, is a medium of living processes. It is a medium of interaction of organism and mineral parts in microscopic view, between whole organisms and minerals in macroscale on the Earth, and endless interplanetary space. Water topic (more than ‘parasitically’ utilization of water resources), in the ArtSci project is focusing to its communicative possibilities. Water body figuration is related to possibility mediate interspecies communication to better understanding water-based life on the planet. Water is an essence and principle of form, which is actualized in the water body figuration. According to principle of ‘structural coupling’ patterned cognition and communication of each communicative actor is related to their environment. If water is essence of inner and outer environment of actors of communication and water body figures, their fluid principle, relates to their agency, then relates to the concept of agential cut, and in differentiation could appearing the meaning which would be presented by the ArtSci work.

  • Andrea Gogova: “I graduated with a Ph.D. Degree in Multimedia and Design at TBU in Zlin, Czech Republic. In my thesis I resolved the problem of experimental model of communication notation Transient Pattern. In my contemporary transdisciplinary research, spanning Art, Science and Technology, I have focused in the posthuman phenomenology, hydro-environmental art practices and approaches of communica- tion between human and more than human. My artwork contains from different experiences – from visual art and electronic literature, environmental studies, philoso- phy/semiosis in which I create the space of thinking about water body figuration and its relation to water-based communication – “hydrosemiosis” My body is a sensitive apparatus putting me in principles of global intuition of creating transcorporeal matter in the life of ‘water body language’. I am an external part of Metatechnicity research group at Cardiff MET University and women in art, science, and technology FEMeeting. I exhibited in Bratislava, Vienna, and Portugal.”