Please introduce yourself, describe what your artistic practice is focused on at the moment?
Through projects in recent years I have been focusing on various forms of stressed labour (of both humans and non-humans). These labourers have been forced to move from place to place, and greatly contributed to the shape of particular localities. At the moment I am doing my research about the hyperaccumulator plants (super plants) in the Balkan region, their socio-economic and environmental applications. Through this program, I would like to open up the research process and raise the question I often ask myself: What can art bring into these realities in the making?
What are your real and desired conditions for art production?
Calle 5 is located on A. Mabini street with live band music; it opens from 6pm to 4am every night throughout the year. Between English pop songs, the singers also need to sing Chinese/Japanese/Korean pop songs with or without the guests’ order. The Happy Birthday song is sang twice every night, before and after midnight.
What are your experiences of collaborative art and educational practices so far?
I don't have much experiences except collaborating with craftsmen and artisans for several projects and exhibitions.
How do these times of economic, social and ecological crises affect your art practice?
My notion of time has been changed, together with the rhythm of my life/art practice.
Name about 10 words/associations/notions that first come to your mind when you think of engaged eco-social participatory practices?