An interactive stop-motion installation
2020 - 2022
Ecognosis, a riddle. Ecognosis is like knowing, but more like letting be known. It is something like coexisting. It is like becoming accustomed to something strange, yet it is also becoming accustomed to strangeness that doesn’t become less strange through acclimation. Ecognosis is like a knowing that knows itself.
• Nature takes over after the disappearance of human life, describes Alan Weisman in his book The World Without Us. Yet, humans are part of nature, and we are in constant interaction with our surroundings.
• The interactive stop-motion installation Ecognosis depicts this idea through the projection of stop-motion animations of insects and plants on the world as we know it, shaped by human life. The public is invited to interact with the installation, as the animated organisms react to the sounds visitors produce.