Špela Petrič

The Institute of Inconspicuous Languages: Reading Lips (Membaca Bibir) 


Installation consisting of a standalone table, Tradescantia, microscope, camera, Raspberry Pi, screens, Pi-controlled power switch, 4 lights in fixtures, recording studio, workshop




New media artist and researcher Špela Petrič explores multispecies, natural sciences, wet media, and performances to examine ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our societies, bringing forth the works that focus on plant life. Petrič suggests “plant-blindness”, which predisposes humans to ignorance of plants and undermines their participation in ecosystems. Her works have been shown at La Fabrique du Vivant, Venice Biennial of Architecture, etc. Lately she received an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica (2019).


Supported by: Mondriaan Fonds