Future Soil

Interactive installation , live performance
Lida Macha
18ο Digital Arts Festival FutuRetro

A system of imaginary organisms, living and non-living, looking for ideal living conditions. They are hybrids of organic and digital matter and explore world and self. They grow on all kinds of surfaces, affect them to form a residential environment, to form minerals and to create raw materials for a future soil. Our system started from a lichen spore that escaped into space and is constantly traveling. The system is sympoetic, expanding the concept of the autopoetic system which is autonomous and shifting the emphasis to the collaborative relationships between its parties. Sympoetic systems are more flexible and adaptable while also producing new forms of self organization and transfer little pieces of information to their individual components without the existence of a central control.