An extract from Donna J. haraway's When species meet
Chapter 1: We have never been human
"Whom and what do I touch when I touch my dog?"
"How is “becoming with” a practice of becoming worldly?"
“I think we learn to be worldly from grappling WITH, rather than generalizing FROM, the ordinary. I am a creature of the mud, not the sky. I am a biologist who has always found adification in the amazing abilities of slime to hold things in touch and to lubricate passages for living beings and their parts. I love the fact that human genomes can be found in only about 10 percent of all the cells tha occupy the mundane space I call my body; the other 90 percent of the cells are filled with the genomes of bacteria, fungi, protists, and such, some of which play a symphony necessary to my being alive at all, and some of which are hitchiking a ride and doing the rest of me, of us, no harm. I am vastly outnumbered by my tiny companions; better put, I become an adult human being in company with these tiny messmates. To be one is always to become with many. "
In the context of Antropical – it relates to us being here in the nature, being with each other, blurring/exploring the boundaries between I – us- and them; here and there and the very definition of human.
Photography: Julija sewing a protective suit for a walk through the vegetation to discover what lies in it. The suit also serves as a means of documentation. Come by and find out more!