Team: Roman Knishov, Nahid Aktar, Ksenia Bahtina
Trees in Self-Isolation
According to the philosopher Benjamin H. Bratton, self-isolation may be considered a global experiment capable of exposing the geopolitical and infrastructural flaws of the modern world. By continuing to study the various ways in which we can reflect on the post-COVID world, the project's authors suggest viewing the quarantine as a unique experience that has granted nature a period of isolation from anthropogenic influence. Manufacture stoppage, reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and the removal of humans from public spaces has opened up the way for new ecosystems to form.
The Trees in Self-Isolation project presents a world from which humans have been excluded. Exploring the rooms that are sheltered by tree canopies, the viewers find themselves in a space built on the principles of coexistence and harmony.