December 21st, 2021 –– February 28th, 2022
Tele–bio–socio–graphies is a solo exhibition by Mariana Silva on technologies of wildlife observation, and the media that ensure bios can also exist as data. Through a new installation and site–specific intervention developed for fluent, tele-bio-socio-graphies questions how and when, for both biologists and documentary filmmakers, sensing techniques become audiovisual for the human eye and ear.
The exhibition also launches Cyborg Wildlife, a work-in-progress film that reflects on forms of animal biologging and the modeling of endangered species, presented here within the installation. The film departs from the natural experiment that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic constitutes for wildlife data collection, while looking at the significance of big data and computational models in contemporary conservation practices. As part of the project, a series of interviews, a screening event will take place in January and February 2022.
Cyborg Wildlife has been produced within the framework of La Caixa Foundation's program to support artists. The exhibition is kindly supported by Fundación Santander Creativa and the Santander City Hall.