[ISEA2023] Artist Talk: Maria Michails — Imagining Place: Building Symbiotic Relations

Artist Statement

Theme Architectures – Territoires Subtheme Symbiotic Imaginaries

Keywords: kinship, other-than-human encounters, digital art, wearables, sensing, land aesthetic, affective ecologies.

In this presentation I describe a new working methodology to learning about land and ecological disruption through ‘affective ecology’ and kinship encounters with human and
other-than-human inhabitants as collaborators.

  • Maria Michails, TreiaStudios. Maria Michails is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates human-powered installations that focus on culturally influenced attitudes toward the natural world and resource use. Michails has an MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University (USA) and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. https://www.treiastudios.net/Treia_Studios/About.html